*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.
Other Common Names:
Subspecies: Only the Coastal Cricket Frog, Acris gryllus gryllus, occurs within Louisiana.
Species Range: Along the Coastal Plain from southeast Virginia south through all of Florida and west through the Gulf Coast states to the Mississippi River in Louisiana.
Louisiana Range: The Florida Parishes, with records also from Ascension Parish.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Southern Cricket Frogs have a relatively wide distribution in the southeastern United States, a presumed large population, and tolerate a degree of habitat modification, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).
Federal Conservation Status: None
Louisiana Conservation Status: Southern Cricket Frogs do not have any special status in Louisiana.
Author's Remarks: I have not spent much time herping in the Florida Parishes where this species can be found, but I have seen and/or heard this species at several pine-dominated sites in St. Tammany Parish, some private land in East Feliciana Parish, and at the Mary Ann Brown Preserve in West Feliciana Parish.