Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Acris crepitans blanchardi

Blanchard's Cricket Frog Blanchard's Cricket Frog
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Eric Williams
Description:  These frogs range in size from 0.5-1.5 inches.  Coloration is usually light to dark brown or gray, with a dark inverted triangle on the head.  During the breeding season some individuals will have fluorescent green color on the back.  A dark stripe on the inner thigh is indicative of Acris species.  Skin is very warty.

Habitat:  Can be found anywhere shallow water is present, whether permanent or seasonal.

Behavior:  Cricket frogs are members of the Treefrog family, although they do not climb.  They are quick jumpers.  A calling chorus sounds like pebbles being clicked together.

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