Acris gryllus
Southern Cricket Frog, Florida Cricket Frog (A. g. dorsalis), Southern Cricket Frog (A. g. gryllus)
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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.

Conservation Actions

It benefits from most measures that protect wetlands and improve their management.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Acris gryllus. In: IUCN 2014


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