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Northern Cricket Frog

Northern cricket frog is a species of small frog belonging to the family Hylidae, found in the United States and northeastern Mexico. The species is diurnal. There are three recognized subspecies of this species.  

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Acris
    Scientific Name Acris crepitans

    Size 1.9–3.8 cm (0.75–1.50 in)
    Color Gray, green, and brown upper surface often with non-uniform blotched patterns; legs have dark banding with a white bar extending from the eye to the base of the foreleg
    Distribution United States and northeastern Mexico
    Habitat Edges of slow-moving, permanent water bodies, along the muddy banks of shallow streams
    Diet Small insects
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Predators Birds, fish, other frogs
    Breeding Season May through July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 400 eggs; laid singly or in cluster of 2 to 7 eggs
    Incubation Period Few days
    Metamorphosis Period Early fall
    Reproductive Age Less than 1 year of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 4.9 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 28th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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