frogs

 of Tennessee

 

Spring Peeper

Pseudacris crucifer
 
Photo by Lisa Powers

Description: Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) are 0.75 - 1.25 inches long. They are brown to gray with a dark "X" on the back.

Habitat: They are found in wooded or brushy areas near temporary or semi-permanent bodies of water

Life History: Females lay from 800 - 1000 eggs singly or in clusters of 2 - 3. Eggs are attached to submerged vegetation and hatch in 2 - 3 days. Metamorphosis of tadpoles takes from 3 - 4 months. Sexual maturity is reached within 1 year.

Range: Found statewide.

Additional Notes:

Behavior:

Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee:

 

Distribution of the Spring Peeper in Tennessee

Map by Susan Marden, TWRA, GIS Lab

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

 

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

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

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