List of amphibians of Minnesota

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List of Minnesota amphibians lists all of the salamanders, frogs and toads found in Minnesota.


There are seven species of Salamanders in Minnesota.[1]

Common name Scientific Name Status Distribution Size Picture
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum Least Concern Spotted salamander on leaf.jpg
Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale Least Concern Ambystoma laterale.jpg
Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Least Concern Tiger salamander.jpg
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum Special Concern Four-toed salamander dorsal.jpg
Common Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus Least Concern Necturus maculosus maculosus.jpg
Central Newt Notophthalmus viridescens Least Concern RedEft.jpg
Red Back Salamander Plethodon cinereus Least Concern Redback Salamander - MI.JPG


There are eleven species of frogs in Minnesota.[2]

Common name Scientific Name Status Distribution Size Picture
Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans Least Concern, Endangered in Minnesota Acris crepitansPCCA20061001-8206B1.jpg
Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis Least Concern Hyla chrysoscelisPCCA20040509-1704B.jpg
Eastern Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor Least Concern Hyla versicolor.jpg
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer Least Concern H crucifer USGS.jpg
Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata Least Concern Western chorus frog.jpg
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana Least Concern Bullfrog range.png North-American-bullfrog1.jpg
Green Frog Rana clamitans Least Concern Ran clam NA range.gif Green Frog Rana clamitans Facing Left 3008px.jpg
Pickerel Frog Rana palustris Least Concern Range45.gif WhiteMountainsFrog.jpg
Northern Leopard Frog Rana pipiens Least Concern Northern leopard frog 1.jpg
Mink Frog Rana septentrionalis Least Concern Mink Frog at night.jpg
Wood Frog Rana sylvatica Least Concern Rana-sylvatica Range.gif Lithobates sylvaticus (wood frog).jpg


There are three species of toads in Minnesota.[2]

Common name Scientific Name Status Distribution Size Picture
American Toad Bufo americanus Least Concern B americanus range23.png Bufo americanusPCCA20060417-3352B.jpg
Great Plains Toad Bufo cognatus Least Concern Southern Canada, in the province of Alberta, throughout the western United States, and into northern Mexico. Bufo cognatus1.jpg
Canadian Toad Bufo hemiophrys Least Concern Canadian and Wyoming Toad Ranges.png Canadian Toad -Anaxyrus hemiophrys.jpg


  1. ^ The Amphibians of Minnesota Accessed August 20th, 2006
  2. ^ a b CGEE: Mn Frogs and Toads Accessed August 19th, 2006

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