Blanchard's Cricket Frog
|Description: These are
small common frogs that are typically found near permanent water - they
are a common sight all along the Nueces River. They are usually
smaller than 1 1/2" in total length, have a grayish dorsal color with
scattered spots of darker color, large eyes, and slightly webbed feet.
They have a dark triangle behind and between each eye. Some adults
may have a greenish or reddish stripe down the back. Nueces Canyon
specimens are typically wartier than the one photographed at right.
Their calls are reminiscent of the sound made by two stones being
Habitat: This species occurs primarily near permanent water, but they may wander away from water on rainy or humid nights.
This species occurs thoughout the eastern 3/4s of the state from the
Pecos River east (absent from the high plains west of Lubbock and
very common along all waterways
Comments: although these frogs don't look like it, they are close relatives of the tree frogs