This species ranges from southeastern Virginia to southern Florida, west to southeastern Tennessee and southeastern Louisiana, USA.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is grassy margins of swamps, marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, ditches, bogs, and nearby temporary pools, including such habitats in openly wooded areas that do not produce excessive shade. Eggs and larvae develop in shallow water.
Its population is fairly abundant in many parts of its range.
It is not considered to be very threatened but is detrimentally affected by activities that degrade or destroy wetlands, including changes that involve the introduction of exotic fishes.
It benefits from most measures that protect wetlands and improve their management.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Acris gryllus. In: IUCN 2014