A cricket frog by Brian Gratwicke

Where are they from?

Cricket frogs are found in parts of the central and eastern United States. They are found throughout Kentucky, except for the most eastern region.

What do they eat?

Similarly to other frogs, cricket frogs eat primarily insects both on land and on/near the water.

How do they act?

They are terrestrial, though the spend a lot of time in wet areas like marshes or ponds. This is where cricket frogs lay their eggs and the tadpoles develop until they are terrestrial, too.

Are they endangered?

The cricket frog is listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Amphibian Attention!

The cricket frog is considered a chorus frog because during their mating season, their call is heard often and loudly.