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Northern Cricket Frog

Acris crepitans


A small frog with granular skin. The base color is light brown with pathces of dark brown and green. Extensively covered with tubercles from head to toe.


Found hidden in the clay bank along the edge of a pond in forest in Southeastern Texas.


If he hadn't moved, I would have never seen him. His colors exactly matched that of the clay bank he was sitting on. At first I thought it was a Northern Cricket frog (Acris crepitans), but upon reading further, now I am not so sure. Upon reading further wiki "Its dorsal coloration varies widely, and includes greys, greens, and browns, often in irregular blotching patterns" It was the green throwing me off as I couldn't find any instances of green in the literature. I am open to correction

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Iowa, USA

Lat: 41.32, Long: -94.26

Spotted on Aug 30, 2010
Submitted on Jan 30, 2019

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