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Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program

Pickerel Frog

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Herp Atlas 1992-1998 Survey

  • The map below shows the distribution of the Pickerel Frog in Massachusetts based on the original intensive volunteer survey that took place from 1992-1998.
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Updated Distribution Map

Lithobates palustris

Pickerel Frog
Pickerel Frog
Pickerel Frog
Pickerel Frog
Pickerel Frog

Pickerel frogs breed in ponds and slow-moving portions of rivers. That is where you can hear the male’s snoring, belly-growl calls. Because they do not form dense choruses and will at times call from under water, it can sometimes be hard to pick out the calls of pickerels frogs from among choruses of other amphibians. Listen for pickerel frogs in early to mid-spring.

 

 

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