*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.
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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.
Louisiana Range: West of the Mississippi River.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Blanchard’s Cricket Frogs are not assessed by IUCN, but the Eastern Cricket Frog, of which Blanchard’s Cricket Frogs were previously named, have a relatively wide distribution in eastern North America and Mexico, a presumed large population, and tolerate a broad range of habitats, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Blanchard’s Cricket Frog has a NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank of G5 (Secure).
Federal Conservation Status: None
Louisiana Conservation Status: Blanchard’s Cricket Frogs do not have any special status in Louisiana.
Author's Remarks: I have found this species to be common in nearly all permanent freshwater habitats in its range. It can also be found with regularity in or near semi-permanent or ephemeral water bodies.