Southern Cricket Frog - Acris gryllus


*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:  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.


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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 seen and/or heard this species at several pine-dominated sites in St. Tammany Parish, some private land in East Feliciana Parish, at the Mary Ann Brown Preserve in West Feliciana Parish, and in Washington Parish.

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