Plants and Animals

Lithobates palustris Pickerel frog

Key Characteristics

No information available.

Status and Rank

US Status: No Status/Not Listed
State Status: SC - Special Concern (rare or uncertain; not legally protected)
Global Rank: G5 - Secure
State Rank: S3S4 - Rank is uncertain, ranging from vulnerable to apparently secure

Occurrences

CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Alcona 1 2000
Allegan 4 2003
Antrim 1 1979
Arenac 2 1998
Baraga 4 2013
Barry 5 2014
Benzie 3 2008
Berrien 7 2017
Calhoun 6 2018
Cass 3 2018
Charlevoix 3 1996
Cheboygan 2 1988
Chippewa 2 2005
Clare 1 1925
Clinton 1 2002
Crawford 3 1924
Delta 2 2018
Eaton 3 2015
Emmet 3 2009
Genesee 4 2015
Gladwin 1 1947
Gogebic 1 1997
Grand Traverse 5 2009
Gratiot 1 2008
Hillsdale 2 2001
Houghton 3 2017
Huron 4 2007
Ingham 4 2018
Ionia 1 1947
Iosco 4 2008
Iron 4 1997
Isabella 4 2009
Jackson 9 2018
Kalamazoo 8 2018
Kalkaska 6 2018
Kent 5 2017
Keweenaw 1 1999
Lake 3 1997
Lapeer 5 2015
Leelanau 2 2005
Lenawee 2 2006
Livingston 4 2003
Luce 2 2008
Mackinac 1 2017
Macomb 1 1996
Manistee 7 2017
Marquette 5 2005
Mason 6 2018
Mecosta 3 2016
Menominee 4 2018
Midland 1 2002
Missaukee 1 2001
Monroe 4 2018
Montcalm 4 2014
Montmorency 3 2009
Muskegon 2 2000
Newaygo 4 2017
Oakland 10 2018
Oceana 1 2013
Osceola 3 2015
Oscoda 1 1924
Otsego 5 2008
Ottawa 1 2018
Roscommon 3 2015
Saginaw 1 2013
Sanilac 1 2004
Schoolcraft 1 2001
St. Clair 3 2018
St. Joseph 2 2017
Tuscola 2 2008
Van Buren 4 2018
Washtenaw 6 2018
Wayne 2 2005
Wexford 2 2016

Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.

Habitat

No information available.

Natural Community Types

  • Unknown

For each species, lists of natural communities were derived from review of the nearly 6,500 element occurrences in the MNFI database, in addition to herbarium label data for some taxa. In most cases, at least one specimen record exists for each listed natural community. For certain taxa, especially poorly collected or extirpated species of prairie and savanna habitats, natural community lists were derived from inferences from collection sites and habitat preferences in immediately adjacent states (particularly Indiana and Illinois). Natural communities are not listed for those species documented only from altered or ruderal habitats in Michigan, especially for taxa that occur in a variety of habitats outside of the state.

Natural communities are not listed in order of frequency of occurrence, but are rather derived from the full set of natural communities, organized by Ecological Group. In many cases, the general habitat descriptions should provide greater clarity and direction to the surveyor. In future versions of the Rare Species Explorer, we hope to incorporate natural community fidelity ranks for each taxon.

Management Recommendations

No information available.

Survey Methods

No information available.