Southern Cricket Frog
Acris gryllus

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small from of ponds and creeks of the southeastern United States.  Their clicking calls can be heard almost anywhere there is water in Georgia and Florida.

The call is often described as sounding like two marbles being struck together.  This group was recorded in Pasco County, Florida

The spectrogram for these calls is pretty straightforward.  We simply see a sharp line indicating each click of their call.

In the northern part of the range, this species overlaps with its close relative, the Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans).  I have a comparison of the two species here.

© Chris Harrison 2012

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