Species Information

Class of Amphibia


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59 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Desmognathus ochrophaeus Allegheny Mountain Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Lithobates catesbeianus American BullfrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Anaxyrus americanus American ToadAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hyla gratiosa Barking TreefrogAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Hyla avivoca Bird-voiced TreefrogAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Desmognathus welteri Black Mountain SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket FrogAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Eurycea lucifuga Cave SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray TreefrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon kentucki Cumberland Plateau SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Acris crepitans Eastern Cricket FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis Eastern HellbenderAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed ToadAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern NewtAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon cinereus Eastern Red-backed SalamanderAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern SpadefootAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's ToadAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hyla versicolor Gray TreefrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Lithobates clamitans Green FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Aneides aeneus Green SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Hyla cinerea Green TreefrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma jeffersonianum Jefferson SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus duryi Kentucky Spring SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Siren intermedia Lesser SirenAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma opacum Marbled SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Pseudotriton montanus diastictus Midland Mud SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Plethodon mississippi Mississippi Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Ambystoma talpoideum Mole SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Pseudacris brachyphona Mountain Chorus FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Necturus maculosus MudpuppyAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Lithobates areolatus circulosus Northern Crawfish FrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Lithobates pipiens Northern Leopard FrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Plethodon electromorphus Northern Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon glutinosus Northern Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon dorsalis Northern Zigzag SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Lithobates palustris Pickerel FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard FrogAmphibiaNE YesCountyQuad
Pseudotriton ruber Red SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Desmognathus monticola Seal SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon richmondi Southern Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon ventralis Southern Zigzag SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Desmognathus conanti Spotted Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Pseudacris crucifer Spring PeeperAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma barbouri Streamside SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Eurycea guttolineata Three-lined SalamanderAmphibiaNT YesCountyQuad
Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed AmphiumaAmphibiaNE YesCountyQuad
Ambystoma JJJL Unisexual AmbystomaAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Pseudacris triseriata Western Chorus FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Lithobates sylvaticus Wood FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon pauleyi Yellow-spotted Woodland SalamanderAmphibiaNE YesCountyQuad