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Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer


Spring Peeper Spring Peeper
A calling male.
The Spring Peeper, like other Chorus Frogs, is a small animal attaining an adult length of only a little over an inch long. A characteristic of the Spring Peeper is the dorsal marks that form an X on the back. It usually isn't a perfect X, but some form of it. The general coloration is a variation of brown, gray, or green. Like many of the Chorus Frogs, the Spring Peeper is often heard, but not seen. It gets its name from its from its call, which consists of a single clear note or peep. There are two subspecies of the Spring Peeper; the Northern Spring Peeper, P. c. crucifer, and the Southern Spring Peeper (not shown), P. c. bartramiana. The Southern Spring Peeper is virtually identical to the Northern species, except for the belly, which has strong, dark markings on it. The belly of the N. Spring Peeper is vistually plain.
Spring Peeper Spring Peepers
A pair of mating Spring Peepers.
Spring Peeper Range

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