Frog Identification Keys - Acris (Cricket Frogs)

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  • Eastern Cricket Frog (A. crepitans crepitans)

  • Southern Cricket Frog (A. gryllus gryllus)

crepitan

gryllus

Acris thigh patterns
Ventral view of hind feet
  • The intermost toe is webbed to toe disc.

  • Usually 1.5 or fewer (rarely 2) terminal phalanges of the 4th hind toe free of webbing.

  • When hindlimb adpressed, heel does not reach shout.

  • Strip on rear of thigh has an indistinct edge.

  • Distribution in Virginia more widespread than gryllus.

  • The intermost toe is not webbed to toe disc.

  • Usually 2 or more (often 3 or more) terminal phalanges of the 4th hind toe free of webbing.

  • When hindlimb adpressed, heel extends beyond shout.

  • Strip on rear of thigh has a distinct edge.

  • Distribution in Virginia limited to the southeast portion of the state.

Click for additional information on A. crepitans

Click for additional information on A. crepitans

A.crepitans & A. gryllus drawings by Errol D. Hooper, Jr. (used with permission)

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