Cricket Frog

 

 

Photos from http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/narcam/idguide/crepitan.htm


 
 0.5-1.5 long, a tiny frog with rough skin, greenish-brown, yellow, red, or black.   Dark triangle between eyes and longitudinal dark stripes on back of thigh are the best field marks.  Snout is rounded, and legs are short.  Voice: a shrill measured clicking.  Found in ponds and streams in shallow water with lots of vegetation, often along the banks, and can be seen hopping across lilly pads.  A diurnal species, it breeds April to August.