Spring peeper

The Spring peeper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small chorus frog widespread throughout the eastern USA and Canada. Contents - * 1 Etymology and taxonomy * 1. More

Spring peepers are tan or brown in color with a dark cross that roughly forms an X on their dorsum (thus the Latin name crucifer, meaning cross-bearer), though sometimes the marking may be indistinct. More

* Spring peepers are the smallest frog that lives in Rhode Island, most adults are only about 2-2.5 cm (one inch long) (see SIZE). More

Spring peepers can allow most of their bodies to freeze during winter hibernation and still survive. More

Spring Peepers are small frogs that grow less than an inch and a half long. They can be tan or gray or dark brown, but they all have a dark "X" on their backs. Spring Peepers also have large toe pads for gripping plants when they climb. More

Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper (RealAudio sound sample) The male's advertisement call is a series of sharp, piercing, bird-like peeps repeated about once per second of faster. More

To many people, the calls of spring peepers in late winter are a welcome indication that winter has given way to spring. Spring peepers are primarily a woodland or forest edge species after the breeding season and are found throughout Ohio. More

Encyclopedia A spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small chorus frogChorus frogChorus frogs are a genus of frogs in the Hylidae family, and are found in North America east of the Rocky Mountains from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.... More

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) Pictured Above: A male Spring Peeper (right). Note the "X" pattern on his back. More

Spring peepers in Amplexus Rappahannock National Wildlife Refuge Richmond Co. Loudoun Co. Fairfax Co. Spring Peeper (top) vs. Upland chorus Clarke Co. More

* Comments: The spring peeper is a small frog measuring just over 1-inch. The More

Spring Peeper Information The Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer, synonym Hyla crucifer) is a small tree frog widespread throughout the eastern USA. More

of the spring peeper in the animal kingdom. The study retains its usefulness to the present day because Wied-Neuwied provided meticulously detailed accounts, accompanied by Bodmer's lucid images, of several Indian tribes that subsequently were all but obliterated by the westward expansion. More

FACT: Spring Peepers have large "vocal sacs" under their chins. They pump these sacs full of air until they look like a full balloon, then let out a mighty "peep" while discharging the air. More

The Spring Peeper over-winters in an inactive, hibernative state under soil and leaf litter, in and under rotting logs, and even under rocks. More

Spring PeeperDescription ¾ - 1 3/8” (1.9-3.5cm). Dark ‘X’ on back. Light tan to dark brown. Belly white, sometimes with dark flecks. Narrow bar or dark spot between eyes. Large toe pads with a little webbing between toes. More

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) = Spring Peeper Photo by A.B. Sheldon. Check the photos tab for additional photos. Photo More

Distribution of the Northern Spring Peeper in Ohio. An adult Northern Spring Peeper Hear the frog's call! Species Description: The Northern Spring Peeper only achieves snout-vent lengths of 1.9 to 3.2 cm (3/4 to 1 1/4 inches). More

Northern Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) * Life History & Michigan History * Michigan's Frogs & Toads * Michigan Frog & Toad Survey * Non-DNR Links More

A Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer, synonym Hyla crucifer) is a small tree frog widespread throughout the eastern USA. The spring peeper is a small frog, attaining an adult size between 0.75 and 1.5 inches (up to 40mm) long. More

The spring peeper is a small treefrog that makes high-pitched peeping sounds and can be heard just after the spring thaw - hence this frog's name. The peeper has a vocal sac under its chin. More

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Who can ignore a deafening chorus of Spring Peepers on a warm spring night? These thumbnail-sized tree frogs leave their woodland hibernation sites as early as March in southwestern Nova Scotia. More

Spring Peeper- Pseudacris crucifer Common and widespread throughout the East, the Spring Peeper's loud call seems out of proportion to its small size (1.25 inches long). More

Northern Spring PeeperThe northern spring peeper is the smallest and best known treefrog in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It varies in color from grayish brown to olive. More

Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer (Hyla crucifer) = Photo: A spring peeper frog A spring peeper frogPhotograph by George Grall Map: Locator map for the spring peeper Spring Peeper range More

Spring Peepers are nocturnal and in very cold weather they will hibernate under logs or loose bark. They belong to a family known as "Chorus Frogs" and their distinct call is a sign that spring is underway. More

The Spring Peeper is one of Vermont’s smallest frogs. Adults are generally 1-1½ inches long. The Spring Peeper has no dorsolateral ridges. It has dark markings on its back that usually form an “X”, and small adhesive discs on its toes. More

All of these sites include images of spring peepers, and many have recordings of their song. Northern Spring Peeper Rhode Island Vernal Pools, University of RI Dept. of Natural Resources Science. http://www.uri.edu/cels/nrs/paton/photo_sppe. More

and Spring Peepers are sounding their mating calls in the crisp Autumn air. "Spring Peepers" . . . "mating calls" . . . "Autumn air" . . . well, if the juxtaposition of those phrases doesn't sound like an oxymoron, nothing does. More

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Order : Anura
Family : Hylidae
Genus : Pseudacris
Species : crucifer
Authority : (Wied-Neuwied, 1838)