They are found in the eastern part of Southern Canada and the U.S.
They live on or near ponds, wetlands, marshes, wet forests and swamps.
They are tiny frogs, less than 2 inches long. They are tan-colored with a lighter X marking on their backs. They have tiny suction pads on their toes to help them cling to plants. They make their peeping sound with an air sac under their chin. It is such a loud call that many peepers together can be heard for a long distance away.
They are one of the first frogs to start singing in the spring.
They eat insects and spiders.
They are eaten by snakes, fish, larger frogs and birds.
They lay their eggs in the water, attached to an anchored plant. The tadpoles that hatch out are bigger than the adult frog.
Species: P. crucifer
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