Cave Cave Wooded Perimeter Species Entrance Interior Sinkhole Area Blanchard's Cricket Frog
X X X American Toad X X X X Fowler's Toad X Gray Treefrog complex X X X Plains Leopard Frog X X X X American Bullfrog X X X X Pickerel Frog X X X X Southern Leopard Frog X X X Spring Peeper X X X X Western Chorus Frog X X Eastern Spadefoot X X X Long-tailed Salamander X X X Northern Slimy Salamander X X Copperhead X X North American Racer X X Milksnake X Common Watersnake X Rough Greensnake X Western Ratsnake X X X Dekay's Brownsnake X Common Gartersnake X X X Broad-headed Skink X X Painted Turtle X X Common Snapping Turtle X Eastern Box Turtle X X Pond Slider X Total (26) 14 11 13 24
An ecological study of the cricket frog
, Acris crepitans in Northeastern Kansas.
The gray treefrog breeds later than the chorus frog and spring peeper, but earlier than the cricket frog
A single cricket frog
might spend several hours on one lily pad, devouring planthoppers as they move by the thousands over a lily pad.
A similar species, Myxidium melleni Jirku, Block, Whipps, Janovy, Kent & Modry, 2006 was described from western chorus frogs (Pseudacris triseriata) and Blanchard's cricket frogs
(Acris blanchardi) from Nebraska (Jirku et al.
Gray recorded rates of abnormalities in northern cricket frog
(Acris crepitans) populations in Illinois, and found that only 0.
and other amphibians are therefore valuable sentinels of ecologic change.
Blanchard's cricket frog
(Acris crepitans blanchardi) has declined throughout most of the northern half of its range over the past two decades and is now considered to be the species of most concern in the Midwest (Lannoo 1998a).
He follows the clicking of the cricket frogs
, which gradually grows louder.
Evolution of intraspecific variation in the advertisement call of a cricket frog
(Acris crepitans, Hylidae).
The Blanchard's cricket frog
was listed as a Species of Special Concern in Michigan in 1986 (Lee 1998).
For many amphibian species, including the cricket frog
Acris crepitans, the causes of declines are unclear.
In addition, the developer agreed to redesign the mitigation wetland (changing the shoreline structure and vegetation and excluding fish) to provide "in kind" replacement of the cricket frog
In fact, Blanchard's cricket frog
was heard in only one permanent swamp and only in 2001.
One Michigan species of Special Concern, the Blanchard's cricket frog
(Acris crepitans blanchardi), is declining at an alarming rate in the northern portions of its range.