Eastern Cricket Frog - Acris crepitans

Acris crepitans

*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.


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Species Range:  

Louisiana Range:  East of the Mississippi River.


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Global Conservation Status:  Eastern Cricket Frogs 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. Eastern Cricket Frog has a NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank of G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Eastern 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.

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