Proposed causes of these declines in the northern periphery of the range include fluctuating water levels resulting in flooding and scouring of cricket frog
habitat (Oldham 1992), periodic droughts (Collins and Wilbur 1979), winterkill (Bradford 1983), predation by fish, birds, and bullfrogs (Oldham 1992), climate (Hay 1998), succession of habitat (Lipps 2000; Hay 1998), bait fishing (Oldham 1992), and environmental pollution (Hall and Kolbe 1980; Russell and others 1995).
I recommend that no more cricket frog
translocations occur until the causes of the decline is known and effectively removed at release sites.
Records of deposits of cricket frog
specimens into museum collections indicate a marked reduction in numbers from northeastern Illinois in recent decades.
In addition, the developer agreed to redesign the mitigation wetland (changing the shoreline structure and vegetation and excluding fish) to provide "in kind" replacement of the cricket frog
In fact, Blanchard's cricket frog
was heard in only one permanent swamp and only in 2001.
One Michigan species of Special Concern, the Blanchard's cricket frog
(Acris crepitans blanchardi), is declining at an alarming rate in the northern portions of its range.
The cricket frog
(Acris crepitans, ISUVC #4020) was the most common amphibian throughout the study area.
areolata), cricket frog
(Acris crepitans), longtail salamander (Eurycea longicauda), and northern slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus).
The cricket frog
(Acris crepitans) and Cope's gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) were found in low numbers.
However, cicada species in this area become most abundant in July near the end of the cricket frog
The eastern cricket frog
is the least abundant hylid found at Dave's Pond.
A new species of Myxidium (Myxosporea: Myxidiidae), from the western chorus frog, Pseudacris triseriata triseriata, and Blanchard's cricket frog
, Acris crepitans blanchardi (Hylidae), from eastern Nebraska: Morphology, phylogeny, and critical comments on amphibian Myxidium taxonomy.