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Pseudacris crucifer (Harper, 1939)
SOUTHERN SPRING PEEPER
Northern spring peeper; Hyla crucifer

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Pseudacris crucifer
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Spring Peeper - Pseudacris crucifer

  • Diagnostic Features:
    • Size: 0.75 to 1.5 inches (19 to 35 mm)
    • Color:
      • Varies from yellow, brown, olive, to gray
    • Other:
      • Small, slender body, but abdominal area my bulge
      • Dark cross on dorsal surface in shape of an 'X', may be irregular or indistinct
      • Dark barlike marking between eyes, also may be indistinct or irregular
      • Underparts are buff, cream colored, or yellowish
      • Underparts may be marked with a netlike pattern or spotted
      • Large toe pads
      • Unwebbed toes
    • Sexual Dimorphism:
      • Females are generally lighter in coloration
      • Males often have dark throats
      • Males are usually smaller
  • Natural History:
    • Habitat:
      • This frog prefers woodland areas and areas of brushy growth near small temporary ponds.
    • Behavior:
      • It is nocturnal and is rarely seen except during breeding season.
      • It hibernates in very cold weather.
    • Breeding:
      • Breeding occurs from October to March, depending on the temperature.
      • Single eggs are attached to underwater objects
      • About 900 eggs per female.
  • Voice: Sonogram - Call ( Effingham, Jenkins, & Hart Counties )
    • Repetition of a single note, sometimes followed by short trill
    • Also squabbling calls
    • Short Trill may be given in the daytime as well as during night chorus
    • Large vocal sac
    • One of the first calls of the spring, will call down to a temperature of about 36 degrees F.
  • Tadpoles:
    • Tadpole stage: 90 - 120 days
    • LTRF 2/2; narrow midventral gap in marginal papillae present or not; eyes lateral
    • P-2/P-3 > 3.0 (if P-3 is present); length of one side of A- 2/width of medial gap ca. 3.0; few submarginal papillae laterally; dorsum of tail muscle may be crudely banded at least in younger stages, uniformly dark, or with irregular pale area over most of surface; tail muscle in lateral view often bicolored in younger specimens but becomes more uniform with age; fins blotched in large tadpoles in some areas; winter and spring breeder, most common in temporary sites usually in or near forests throughout eastern North America east of eastern Texas and Missouri and north to central Ontario (extremely variable)
    •  LTRF 2/3; narrow midventral gap in marginal papillae absent; eyes lateral; east of Mississippi River; regardless of size, stage or range, notable colors or patterns in Section 10 absent; P-3 short, P-2/P-3 > 1.8; lateral surface of tail muscle pigmented throughout (even if diffusely), mottled, or graded from dark dorsally to pale ventrally (i.e., not bicolored)
    • throat speckled with widely-spaced, large melanophores; dorsum uniformly medium brown to semi-transparent depending on habitat turbidity; midventral marginal papillae uniserial; P-2/P-3 > 2.8; length of one side of A-2/width of medial gap ca. 3.0; lower jaw sheath narrow; spring breeder, usually in temporary lentic sites, often in or near woods and with emergent vegetation, throughout all designated area except southern half of Florida peninsula
  • Range:
    • In North America, this treefrog is found from the southern parts of eastern Canada, south to the Gulf of Mexico.
    • In Georgia, it is found throughout the state.

    • In Light Blue : Williamson, Gerald K. & Moulis, Robert A., Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in Georgia, Special Publication No. 3, Savannah Science Museum, Inc. Savannah, Georgia, 1994
    • In Green : Sound Recordings
    • In Yellow : From Both '94 study and Sound Recordings
    • In Magenta : Photograph, not found by '94, may or may not be sound record
    • In Medium Blue : Photograph and in '94 study, may or may not be sound record 
    • In Orange : County Record by other Herp Atlas Volunteers
    • In Red : US Distribution from various sources

May 25, 2008 - wwknapp@mindspring.com

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Number of matches : 74
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Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 1111 0824 [detail]
© 1978 Alan Resetar

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0135 [detail]
© 2002 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0082 [detail]
© 2001 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0008 [detail]
© 1999 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0134 [detail]
© 2002 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0340 [detail]
© 2004 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0341 [detail]
© 2004 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0342 [detail]
© 2004 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 1111 2867 [detail]
© 2004 Henk Wallays

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0680 [detail]
© 2005 Joyce Gross

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1850 [detail]
© 2007 Twan Leenders

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1851 [detail]
© 2007 Twan Leenders

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1852 [detail]
© 2007 Twan Leenders

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0883 [detail]
© 2008 John White

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0884 [detail]
© 2008 John White

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0885 [detail]
© 2008 John White

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0886 [detail]
© 2008 John White

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0887 [detail]
© 2008 John White

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0888 [detail]
© 2008 John White

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0889 [detail]
© 2008 John White

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0211 2748 [detail]
© 2011 James W. Beck

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0909 2129 [detail]
© 2009 James W. Beck

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0909 2130 [detail]
© 2009 James W. Beck

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0110 2395 [detail]
© 2010 Matthew Niemiller

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Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0503 0704 [detail]
© 2003 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0401 0012 [detail]
© 2001 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0401 0011 [detail]
© 2001 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper (eggs)
ID: 0000 0000 0301 0168 [detail]
© 2001 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper (eggs)
ID: 0000 0000 0301 0167 [detail]
© 2001 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0401 0013 [detail]
© 2001 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1117 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1118 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1119 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1120 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1121 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1122 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1123 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1124 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1125 [detail]
© 2007 John White

Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper
ID: 0000 0000 0407 1126 [detail]
© 2007 John White

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