Cricket frog

Cricket frog

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.


Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog
Acris crepitans Northern Cricket Frog
Acris gryllus Southern Cricket Frog


  • . 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).
  • [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Acris AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: Apr 21, 2008).
  • taxon Acris at

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