frogs

 of Tennessee

 

Northern Cricket Frog

Acris crepitans

Photo by Lisa Powers

Description:   Northern cricket frogs (Acris crepitans) are 0.5 - 1.5 inches long. Their coloration varies, but they all have a dark triangle between the eyes, the skin is warty, and there is a dark ragged stripe on the thigh.

Habitat:

Life History: Females lay clusters of 10 - 15 eggs, laying up to 200 eggs on the water surface and attach them to vegetation. Metamorphosis of tadpoles takes from 1 - 2 months. Northern cricket frogs become sexually mature within 1 year.

Range: They are found statewide, except for the extreme northeastern corner of Tennessee.

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Behavior:

Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee:

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 
 

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