juvenile pickerel frog side view

portrait of pickerel frog

Here's a juvenile pickerel frog (Rana pipiens, also known as Lithobates palustris) that has recently metamorphosed from a pond at CWRU's Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. Pickerel frogs are similar in appearance to the related leopard frog.

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