Southern Cricket Frog

Acris gryllus


The southern cricket frog is one of the smaller species found throughout the state. They are commonly heard calling “crick crick crick” like two marbles clacking together. Patterns on cricket frogs are highly variable, including colors such as green, orange, brown, and gray.

Male Southern Cricket Frog moving into a small seasonal wetland, Harrison Co. (MS)

Identifying Traits

  • Small, usually with triangular marking on head
  • Thigh markings more distinct and “clean” than on A. crepitans


Nearly any fresh body of water


Various small invertebrates

Individual with reddish markings, George Co. (MS)
Bright green individual, George Co. (MS)
Thigh markings of Acris gryllus, Liberty Co. (FL)
Very pale individual from a pond, Harrison Co. (MS)
Mostly brown frog, Forrest Co. (MS)