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Spring Peeper

Spring peeper is a species of frog found in eastern United States and Canada. As its common name suggests, the species has a high-pitched call. The species is nocturnal.  

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Hylidae
    Genus Pseudacris
    Scientific Name Pseudacris crucifer

    Size 1 to 1.5 in
    Weight 3.1 to 5.1 g
    Color Color ranges from tan, brown, olive green, and gray
    Distribution Eastern United States and Canada
    Habitat Moist wooded areas, fields and grassy lowlands near ponds and other wetlands, breeds in small wetlands including temporary pools and swamps
    Diet Small invertebrates like ants, beetles, flies, and spiders
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate under logs and in treeholes
    Predators Salamanders, snakes, owls, large spiders, skunks, birds, larger frogs
    Breeding Season March to June in the northern range; October to March in the southern range
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 900 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 days to 2 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period Around 8 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 3 to 4 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 12th 2017 by under Frogs. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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