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Cricket Frogs
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Acris gryllus
Scientific classification

Duméril & Bibron, 1841

The cricket frog, genus Acris, is a small small, North American frog 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.


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
  • Frost, Darrel R. 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October, 2007). Acris. Electronic Database accessible at 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 (Accessed: Apr 21, 2008).
  • eol - Encyclopedia of Life taxon Acris at

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