Northern Spring Peeper
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
Northern Spring Peeper (Left); Southern Spring Peeper (Right)
Distribution: In Florida, this frog only occurs in the western panhandle.
Description: It is very similar to the Southern Cricket Frog except that it may be slightly smaller and duller. Both can vary in color from tan to dark brown.
Habitat: This frog prefers woodland areas and areas of brushy growth near small temporary ponds. It is nocturnal and is rarely seen except during breeding season. It hibernates in very cold weather.
Reproduction: Breeding occurs from November to February, depending on the temperature. Single eggs are laid among underwater vegetation.
Development of these pages was a cooperative effort. Photos were supplied by Barry Mansell Photos and calls were provided by Paul Moler, state herpetologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.