Spring Peeper - Pseudacris crucifer

Spring Peeper

*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.


Similar Species: 

Species Range:  Southeast Manitoba, Canada, east to Nova Scotia, Canada, south to northern Florida, west to east Texas, and north in eastern Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Louisiana Range:  Statewide.


Natural History: 


Best Time and Place to Observe:

Global Conservation Status:  Spring Peepers have a relatively wide distribution in eastern North America, 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:  Spring Peepers do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have seen or heard this species routinely in forested habitats in late winter and early spring during its breeding season. Outside of the breeding season I have still come across individuals here and there in the Atchafalaya Basinand other areas, usually in areas of thick vegetation, especially horsetail.

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