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Pickerel Frog

Rana palustris

Kingdom Animalia - Phylum Chordata

location - extreme northern, western and southwestern Illinois

features - up to 3 inches; 2 rows of irregular square or rectangular spots down the back

habitat - cool, clear streams and caves; floodplain swamps in southwestern Illinois

habits - eats arthropods and mollusks; a good leaper; extremely wary

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