Amphibian Species Accountsfor Metro Atlanta

Information on each species native to Metro Atlanta, including identification characteristics — with images of adults, eggs, larvae and juveniles. Also wetland type, seasonality and frog calls.

  • Adult

Pseudacris crucifer 

Spring Peepers are quite common throughout metro Atlanta. Their appropriate name describes the 'peeping' call. Once the males gather in large numbers their calls can be deafening. They breed in ephemeral wetlands and the shallow margins of permanent and beaver ponds. Males have a second call for when another male gets too close — an aggressive, territorial call. This second call has been likened to the advertisement call of its congener — the Upland Chorus Frog.

Spring Peepers can be identified by the 'cross' on its back. This cross is where the specific name — crucifer — comes from.

Spring Peepers are KNOWN to occur in both Fulton and Dekalb counties.

 

Egg

Egg

Larva

Larva

Metamorph

Metamorph

Juvenile

Juvenile

Adult Juvenile

Adult Juvenile

Spring Peeper Call

Variations of the Spring Peeper

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