Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris blanchardi - Endangered

Photo by C. E. Smith.
Description: 1 - 1ΒΌ inches. Blanchard's Cricket Frogs have bumpy brown, gray, or green skin. There may be a reddish brown or bright green stripe down the back. The larger bumps on the back are usually still brown or gray, even when the skin around them is green.

Similar Species: Boreal Chorus Frogs and Spring Peepers both have smooth, or slightly granular skin.

Status: Minnesota's only endangered amphibian.

Learn More: MNDNR - Rare Species Guide

Distribution Map
Distribution of the Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)

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Phenology of Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)

Blanchard's cricket frog chorus. Courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.

A couple individual Blanchard's cricket frogs calling. Courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.