Family Hylidae – Treefrogs

Southern cricket frog (Acris gryllus)

  • Description: 1/2-1 1/4 inches; rough but not warty skin; narrow head and snout; color variable, ranging from bIack or brown to gray or green, often with a red, green or yellow stripe down back; stripe on rear of thigh distinct with relatively even edges.

  • Distribution: Statewide; common.

  • Breeding period: March through August.

  • Breeding sites: Most types of aquatic sites having abundant floating or emergent vegetation.

  • Voice: Similar to northern cricket frog but more raspy.

  • Comments: Small chorus recorded near Tuxachanie Creek in Harrison County.