Blanchard’s cricket frog

(Acris blanchardi)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

S1 - Critically Imperiled

     
  Minnesota

Endangered

Species in Greatest Conservation Need

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

to 1½

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

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

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Lifespan

 
 

About 4 months

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Tadpole Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Tiny insects

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

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

The only current populations in the state known to the Minnesota DNR are in Hennepin and Winona Counties. iNaturalist also has a single record in Rock County. The map at left shows current populations (dark green) and historical records (light green).

 
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Occurrence

 
 

Common and abundant

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Amphibia (amphibians)  
  Superorder Batrachia (amphibians)  
  Order Anura (frogs and toads)  
  Suborder Neobatrachia  
  Superfamily Hyloidea  
 

Family

Hylidae (tree frogs)  
 

Subfamily

Hylinae  
  Tribe Hylini  
 

Genus

Acris  
       
 

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.

 
       
 

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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Acris blanchardi
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Acris blanchardi
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Other Videos
 
  Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
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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.

 
       

 

Camcorder

 
 
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