Northern Cricket Frog

Northern Cricket Frog

Along with three recognized subspecies, the Northern Cricket Frogs are endemic to parts of mexico and the US. Interestingly, though they belong to the tree frog family, but they are not arboreal.

Scientific Name Acris crepitans

Classification – Acris

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – 19–38 mm (0.75–1.50 in)

Weight – Varies between subspecies

Top Speed – Up to 3 feet in a single jump

Life Expectancy – years; up to *** in captivity

Mating Season  May to July

Special Features  Excellent swimmers; the skin is rough and warty with a dark green tinge all over

Geographical Distribution – Throughout the United States and northeastern Mexico

Social Structure – Lives in large groups along the muddy banks

Natural Habitat – Prefer living in the edges of slow-moving, permanent water bodies

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Small insects (including mosquitoes)

Predators – Birds, large fish and other frogs