Blanchard’s cricket frog

(Acris blanchardi)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

 

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N5 - Secure

S1 - Critically Imperiled

Minnesota

Endangered

Species in Greatest Conservation Need

Occurrence

Common and abundant

Habitat

Ponds, lakes, slow-moving rivers, streams, shallow wetlands.

Lifespan

About 4 months

Size

to 1½

 
Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Tadpole Food

 

 
Adult Food

Tiny insects

 
Life Cycle

Lifespan is 4 months

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 6, 11, 12, 14, 29, 72, 73.

The only known current populations in the state are in Hennepin and Winona Counties. The map at left shows current populations (dark green) and historical records (light green).

 
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Taxonomy
Until recently, this frog was considered a subspecies of northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans). DNA analysis conducted in 2008 suggests that it is a distinct species.

 
Taxonomy

Superorder:

Batrachia (amphibians)

 

Order:

Anura (frogs and toads)

 

Suborder:

Neobatrachia

 

Superfamily:

Hyloidea

 

Family:

Hylidae (tree frogs)

 

Subfamily:

Hylinae

 

Tribe:

Hylini

 
Synonyms

Acris crepitans blanchardi

Acris crepitans paludicola

Acris gryllus blanchardi

Acris gryllus paludicola

Hyla ocularis blanchardi

 
Common
Names

Blanchard’s cricket frog

northern cricket frog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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About

Published on May 17, 2013

Blanchard's Cricket Frog calling from along Nueces River bottom in La Salle County, Texas. A bioluminescent Click Beetle flies over to the frog for size reference.

   
       
  Blanchard's Cricket Frog Calling
Dustie Meads
 
   
 
About

Published on Apr 20, 2012

A small Blanchard's Cricket Frog on the forest floor. Both are the same cricket frog, in different positions. The little guy just didn't want to stay put in any one place. Found him in NW Arkansas near a creek lined with forest on both sides, a perfect habitat for tree frogs.

   
       

 

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