Field Guide to Maryland's Frogs and Toads (Order Anura)
Eastern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans)
Photo by: John White
- Small warty treefrog that does not climb.
- Highly variable in color, but typically have a greenish blotch over a brown back.
- Diagnostic feature is the ragged dark stripe down each thigh, and usually have a dark triangle between the eyes, like the chorus frog.
Photo of Habitat for Eastern Cricket Frog,
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
- In or near permanent bodies of shallow water, either in emergent vegetation within the wetland or in herbaceous vegetation along the shoreline, particularly in open areas receiving sunlight most of the day.
- They may also be found on bars and shorelines of sluggish or intermittent streams.
How to Find:
Distribution in Maryland:
Eastern Cricket Frogs can be found throughout much of Maryland.
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