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Northern Cricket Frog

Acris crepitans

Description:

Cricket frogs are small frogs with very long legs, pointed snouts and rough, warty skin. They vary in color, ranging from greenish brown to red. They often have a dark triangle present between the eyes and a Y-shaped stripe on their backs. Two species — the northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) and the southern cricket frog (Acris gryllus) — are found in North Carolina. They are very similar in appearance. However, northern cricket frogs have more extensive webbing on the toes of their hind feet and a ragged dark stripe on the back of each thigh. The thigh stripes of southern cricket frogs are usually more clean-cut. The legs of southern cricket frogs are slightly longer than those of northern cricket frogs.

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NC_N8

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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