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Southern Cricket Frog

The southern cricket frog is named not for their jumping ability like the insect, rather their tendency to call like it, especially to ward off other males or their competitors, during the mating season. The frog has a stunning snout that is quite pointy.



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


    Other Names Southeastern cricket frog
    Size 0.62-1.5 in (1.6-3.8 cm)
    Color Green, black, gray, brown, or a red body with a dark colored strip across the body from the snout to the back
    Call Male produces gick-gick-gick call during the mating season
    Distribution Mississippi River and its western side, Alabama, Georgia, southwestern Virginia, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Carolinas, Florida peninsula
    Habitat Ditches, ponds, swamps, coastal bogs
    Subspecies Acris gryllus dorsalisAcris gryllus gryllus
    Diet Spiders and insects
    Predators Wading birds, snakes, salamanders, and turtles
    Breeding Season From late spring to summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size Around 100 eggs
    Average Lifespan Around 1 year
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern


    Southern Cricket Frog Facts and Pictures

    Published on September 9th 2019 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 9th September 2019.

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