New York Natural Heritage Program
Northern Cricket Frog
Acris crepitans Baird, 1854
Amphibians
Acris crepitans Jack Hecht
Family: New World Tree Frogs (Hylidae)

State Protection: Endangered
A native species in imminent danger of extirpation or extinction in New York (includes any species listed as federally Endangered by the United States). It is illegal to take, import, transport, possess, or sell an animal listed as Endangered, or its parts, without a permit from NYSDEC. 1) Any native species in imminent danger of extirpation or extinction in New York. 2) Any species listed as endangered by the United States Department of the Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
A cricket frog can jump up to 5 feet--or 50 times its body length.

State Ranking Justification [-]
The cricket frog's range in New York has contracted significantly over the past century. Dozens of known populations have been extirpated, including all of those on Long Island and Staten Island, as well as several on protected State Parks in southeastern New York. Only a quarter of those that remain (11) are deemed to be of fair or better viability, and only five of those appear to be healthy. All but one of these occurs on private land, where ongoing and persistent threats continue to imperil this species.

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