List of amphibians of California

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  • = probably extirpated

Order Anura[edit]

Family Ascaphidae[edit]

Species Common name
Ascaphus truei Western tailed frog

Family Bufonidae[edit]

Species Common name
Bufo alvarius Sonoran desert toad *
Bufo boreas Western toad
Bufo californicus Arroyo toad
Bufo canorus [e] Yosemite toad
Bufo cognatus Great Plains toad
Bufo exsul [e] Black toad
Bufo microscaphus Arizona toad *
Bufo punctatus Red-spotted toad
Bufo woodhousii Woodhouse's toad

Family Hylidae[edit]

Species Common name
Pseudacris cadaverina California chorus frog
Pseudacris hypochondriaca Southern Pacific chorus frog
Pseudacris regilla Northern Pacific chorus frog
Pseudacris sierra Central Pacific chorus frog

Family Scaphiopodidae[edit]

Species Common name
Scaphiopus couchii Couch's spadefoot
Spea hammondii Western spadefoot
Spea intermontana Great Basin spadefoot

Family Ranidae[edit]

Species Common name
Rana aurora Northern red-legged frog
Rana berlandieri [i] Rio Grande leopard frog
Rana boylii Foothill yellow-legged frog
Rana cascadae Cascades frog
Rana catesbeiana [i] American bullfrog
Rana draytonii California red-legged frog
Rana luteiventris Columbia spotted frog *
Rana muscosa [e] Southern mountain yellow-legged frog
Rana pipiens Northern leopard frog
Rana pretiosa Oregon spotted frog *
Rana sierrae Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog
Rana sphenocephala [i] Southern leopard frog *
Rana yavapaiensis Lowland leopard frog *

Family Pipidae[edit]

Species Common name
Xenopus laevis [i] African clawed frog

Order Caudata[edit]

Family Ambystomatidae[edit]

Species Common name
Ambystoma californiense [e] California tiger salamander
Amybstoma gracile Northwestern salamander
Ambystoma macrodactylum Long-toed salamander
Ambystoma mavortium Barred tiger salamander

Family Dicamptodontidae[edit]

Species Common name
Dicamptodon ensatus [e] California giant salamander
Dicamptodon tenebrosus Pacific giant salamander

Family Plethodontidae[edit]

Species Common name
Aneides ferreus Clouded salamander
Aneides flavipunctatus Speckled black salamander
Aneides iëcanus Shasta black salamander
Aneides lugubris Arboreal salamander
Aneides niger Santa Cruz black salamander
Aneides vagrans [e] Wandering salamander
Batrachoseps altasierrae Greenhorn Mountains slender salamander
Batrachoseps attenuatus California slender salamander
Batrachoseps bramei Fairview slender salamander
Batrachoseps campi [e] Inyo Mountains slender salamander
Batrachoseps diabolicus [e] Hell Hollow slender salamander
Batrachoseps gabrieli [e] San Gabriel slender salamander
Batrachoseps gavilanensis [e] Gabilan Mountains slender salamander
Batrachoseps gregarius [e] Gregarious slender salamander
Batrachoseps incognitus [e] San Simeon slender salamander
Batrachoseps kawia [e] Sequoia slender salamander
Batrachoseps luciae [e] Santa Lucia Mountains slender salamander
Batrachoseps major Garden slender salamander
Batrachoseps minor [e] Lesser slender salamander
Batrachoseps nigriventris [e] Black-bellied slender salamander
Batrachoseps pacificus [e] Channel Islands slender salamander
Batrachoseps regius [e] Kings River slender salamander
Batrachoseps relictus [e] Relictual slender salamander
Batrachoseps robustus [e] Kern Plateau slender salamander
Batrachoseps simatus [e] Kern Canyon slender salamander
Batrachoseps stebbinsi [e] Tehachapi slender salamander
Ensatina eschscholtzii Ensatina
Hydromantes brunus [e] Limestone salamander
Hydromantes platycephalus [e] Mount Lyell salamander
Hydromantes shastae [e] Shasta salamander
Plethodon asupak [e] Scott Bar salamander
Plethodon dunni Dunn's salamander
Plethodon elongatus Del Norte salamander
Plethodon stormi Siskiyou Mountains salamander

Family Rhyacotritonidae[edit]

Species Common name
Rhyacotriton variegatus Southern torrent salamander

Family Salamandridae[edit]

Species Common name
Taricha granulosa Rough-skinned newt
Taricha rivularis [e] Red-bellied newt
Taricha sierrae [e] Sierra newt
Taricha torosa [e] California newt

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