Endangered Toads and Frogs

Species:  Northern Cricket Frog

Scientific Name:  Acris crepitans crepitans

State Status:  Heritage Program rank S3, rare (NJNHP 2001).

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Several were heard calling in May, 2008 near Crystal Lake. Possible in other areas of the town.

Comments:  Thought to have greatly declined in recent decades (Radis 2008).

 

Species:  Upland Chorus Frog, New Jersey Chorus Frog

Scientific Name:  Pseudacris triseriata ferarium; P. triseriata kalmi

State Status:  Protected

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Both species/subspecies were found in Frederick Park in 1989 (Radis 2008).  Possible in other areas of town.