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Lithobates areolatus (Baird and Girard, 1852) - Northern Crawfish Frog


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
County map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Historical locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Historical county map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Major Watersheds locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog) has a total of 73 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 21 counties and 44 localities. There are a total of 36 collectors and 53 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 54 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1904 and its most recent collection year is 2015. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 1 and September 19, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Adair 2 2 4 2 2 2001 2002
Barton 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Bates 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Benton 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Boone 3 4 5 4 4 1940 1984
Callaway 7 14 7 10 11 1945 2001
Cass 2 2 3 2 2 1993 1994
Chariton 1 1 1 1 1 1939 1939
Dade 3 3 4 3 3 1992 2015
Henry 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Jackson 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Jasper 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Johnson 8 18 9 11 11 1904 1993
Macon 1 1 3 1 1 2003 2003
Montgomery 2 9 2 6 6 1906 1911
Newton 1 2 1 1 1 1984 1984
Pettis 1 1 1 1 1 1982 1982
Pike 1 1 2 1 1 1951 1951
Saint Charles 2 4 2 3 3 1938 1938
Saint Clair 1 2 1 1 1 1966 1966
Vernon 2 2 1 2 2 1989 1989

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Lithobates areolatus (Northern Crawfish Frog). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Carroll Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
2 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Knox Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Lincoln Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi Alluvial Plain
2 Ralls Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
3 Livingston Same Level III ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Irregular Plains
4 Lafayette Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Lawrence Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Monroe Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Morgan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Wooded Osage Plains
4 Randolph Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
5 Linn Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Central Irregular Plains
5 Saint Louis Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
6 Barry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Cole Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Cooper Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Greene Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Howard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 McDonald Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Moniteau Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Osage Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Saline Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
6 Saline Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Wooded Osage Plains
6 Schuyler Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Warren Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
7 Franklin Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Putnam Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Scotland Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
7 Sullivan Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Christian Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Lewis Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Marion Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Ray Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
9 Caldwell Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
9 Clark Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
9 Grundy Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
9 Jefferson Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Platte Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Central Irregular Plains
10 Clay Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Missouri Alluvial Plain
10 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Springfield Plateau
11 Camden Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Anura Fischer von Waldheim, 1813 - Frogs
Family:
Ranidae Rafinesque, 1814 - True Frogs
Genus:
Lithobates Fitzinger, 1843 - American Water Frogs
Species:
Lithobates areolatus (Baird and Girard, 1852) - Northern Crawfish Frog

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms