Cricket frog

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Cricket frogs
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Acris gryllus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Acris
Duméril & Bibron, 1841

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


  • A. crepitans (Baird, 1854) – northern cricket frog
    • A. c. blanchardi (Harper, 1947)- Blanchard's cricket frog
    • A. c. crepitans (Baird, 1854) - eastern cricket frog
    • A. c. paludicola (Burger, Smith and Smith, 1949) - coastal cricket frog
  • A. gryllus (LeConte, 1825) - southern cricket frog


External links[edit]

Data related to Acris at Wikispecies Media related to Acris at Wikimedia Commons