Spring Peeper

Pseudacris c. crucifer

Spring peeperNH Conservation Status: Not listed

State Rank Status: Widespread and secure

Distribution: Throughout NH

Description: A small .75"-1.5" tan, brown, or gray frog with a dark “X” marking across the back. This species is seldom seen but often heard singing in chorus during evening hours.

Commonly Confused Species: Gray treefrog

Habitat: Often found in wet wooded areas often near swamps or ponds. Also found in fields, meadows, and forests.

Life History: Up to 1000 eggs are attached individually to submerged vegetation in breeding pools. Hibernates on land under moss and matted leaves.

Voice: High-pitched, ascending whistle or peep.

Conservation Threats: Species is secure

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