- Small, slender body with large toe pads and unwebbed toes.
- Dorsal color varies from yellow, brown, olive, to gray.
Dark cross on dorsal surface in shape of an 'X'.
Plain ventral surface.
Females are generally lighter in coloration.
Pseudacris crucifer reaches an adult length between 3-5 cm (1.25-2 in).
In North America, Pseudacris crucifer is found from the southern parts of eastern Canada, south to the Gulf of Mexico.
Pseudacris crucifer is nocturnal and is rarely seen except during breeding season; P. crucifer hibernates in very cold weather.
Breeding occurs from November to February, depending on the temperature. Single eggs are laid among underwater vegetation.
Pseudacris crucifer prefers woodland areas and areas of brushy growth near small temporary ponds.
The spring peeper is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license.
The single subspecies of Pseudacris crucifer found in Texas, P. c. crucifer, is restricted to the eastern quarter of the state.