Cricket Frog

genus of amphibians

Cricket frogs, genus Acris, are small, North American frogs of the family Hylidae. They stay more in water than other members of the family and generally live near permanent bodies of water with surface vegetation. The common and scientific names refer to their call, which resembles that of a cricket.

Cricket Frogs
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Acris gryllus
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Acris

Species

SpeciesEdit

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Acris blanchardi (Harper, 1947) Blanchard's Cricket Frog
Acris crepitans (Baird, 1854) Northern Cricket Frog
Acris gryllus (LeConte, 1825) Southern Cricket Frog

Other websitesEdit

  • Frost, Darrel R. 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October, 2007). Acris. Electronic Database accessible at http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.php. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: Apr 21, 2008).
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Acris. AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: Apr 21, 2008).
  • eol - Encyclopedia of Life taxon Acris at http://www.eol.org.