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Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small chorus frog widespread throughout the eastern United States and Canada. They are so called because of their chirping call that marks the beginning of spring. There are two subspecies: \n* The northern, P. c. crucifer, found all over the eastern USA and eastern Canada. \n* The southern, P. c. bartramiana. The southern is distinguished by a strong dark marking on its belly. P. c. bartramiana is found along the southern Gulf Coast from southeastern Texas to northern Florida and southern Georgia.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.88
EDGE Score: 2.39


Gestation [2]  10 days
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  700
Litters / Year [3]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  5 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  1.457 inches (3.7 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Temporary Pools
Adult Weight [2]  4 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [2]  2 years 6 months
Male Maturity [2]  2 years 6 months
Habitat Substrate [1]  Arboreal


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Parasitized by 
Agamascaris odontocephala <Unverified Name>[6]
Centrorhynchus cystacanth <Unverified Name>[6]
Rhabdias ranae[6]

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
4Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
5Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0