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Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans

   

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Northern Cricket Frog, Eastern subspecies
credit: Patrick Coin

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family



Description Dark green-brown. Sometimes yellowish/pink/red or black. Rounded snout with short legs and long hind feet. Stripes on thigh.


Dimensions 1.6-3.8cm. (5/8-1 1/2")


Subspecies Eastern - stripe on thigh. New York through Long Island & coastal Tennessee, Florida & Texas.
Blanchard's - Faint stripe on thigh. Rough skinned. Ohio through Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas into Mexico. Also New Mexico, South Dakota & Michigan.
Coastal - Pinkish color with light markings. Gulf Coast.


Voice Clicking sound.


Breeding April-August. After rainfall. Eggs laid one at a time, attached to underwater vegetation.


Habitat Temperate forests, shallow pools and ponds. Slow moving bodies of water.


Range New York through Florida panhandle. Also Texas into New Mexico, South Dakota & Wisconsin.


Discussion Hide amongst grass, difficult to catch. Diet includes small insects, flies and mosquitoes mostly. Can leap up to 6 feet, are excellent swimmers.


 

 

 

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