spring peeper Description


Spring peepers usually only grow to 1.5 inches or 3.8 centimeters. Spring peepers are usually tan or brown and have dark lines on there back forming an x .

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Habitat


Spring peepers are usually found in wooded areas and grassy lowlands near the lake. Even though some spring peepers live in wooded areas they do not go up in trees but stay in low vegetation.





Predators and Prey


spring peepers mostly eat at night but can be found during the day. Spring peepers usually eat small invertebrates such as beetles and ants.





Native or Invasive



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Form vs. Function


Spring peepers keep their skin moist so little bits of air can get into its body.
spring peeper are some of the few frogs that hibernate but can survive for a little in freezing temperatures because they are able to build up fat in their bodies.







Interesting Facts survive)

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidiae
Genus: Pseudacris
Species: Pseudacris crucifer

The spring peepers scientific name is Pseudacris crucifer







Resources




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  1. Lake Champlain Basin Program, Retrieved October 21, 2012, from __http://www.lcbp.org/fwsum.htm#corm__

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/spring-peeper/
__http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Peeper__
__http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2012/10/adirondack-amphibians-spring-peepers-in-autumn.html#more-28065__
__http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/spring_peeper.htm__



Works Cited
"Adirondack Amphibians: Spring Peepers in Autumn | The Adirondack Almanack." The Adirondack Almanack. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2012. <http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2012/10/adirondack-amphibians-spring-peepers-in-autumn.html>.
"Spring Peeper." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2012. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/spring-peeper/>.
"Spring Peeper." Spring Peeper. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2012. <http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/spring_peeper.htm>.
"Spring Peeper." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Nov. 2012. Web. 20 Nov. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Peeper>.