Pickerel frogs have
irregular shaped-squarish spots arranged in two lines down their
back. The leopard frog is similarly spotted, however the spots
are more circular, surrounded by a lighter colored border, and
are not neatly arranged.
pickerel frogs (right) are typically larger than the males.
PICKEREL FROG EGG MASS
WOOD FROG EGG MASS
pickerel frog egg mass is about the same size of a wood frog
eggmass- about 5-10 cm in diameter. The pickerel mass
contains approximately 2000-3000 eggs, in contrast to about
750 eggs in wood frog egg mass. The individual eggs of pickerel
frogs are brown above and cream colored below, whereas wood
frog eggs are black above.
PICKEREL FROG TADPOLE
GREEN FROG TADPOLE
pickerel tadpole are easily mistaken as green frogs. However,
there are a few characteristic to aid in distinguishing the
two species. The nose of the pickerel frog tadpole is more pointed,
the eyes are closer together, the nostrils are closer to the
edge of the nose, and the dorsal fin of the pickerel frog is