Species Information

Class of Amphibia


US STATUS DEFINITIONS      KENTUCKY STATUS DEFINITIONS

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58 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
Bufo americanus American ToadAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hyla gratiosa Barking TreefrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Hyla avivoca Bird-voiced TreefrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Desmognathus welteri Black Mountain SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Rana catesbeiana BullfrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Eurycea lucifuga Cave SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray TreefrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon kentucki Cumberland Plateau SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis Eastern HellbenderAmphibiaNE YesCountyQuad
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrowmouth ToadAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern NewtAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern SpadefootAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum Eastern Tiger SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Bufo fowleri Fowler's ToadAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Hyla versicolor Gray TreefrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Rana clamitans melanota Green FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Aneides aeneus Green SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Hyla cinerea Green TreefrogAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Ambystoma jeffersonianum Jefferson SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus duryi Kentucky Spring SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Eurycea longicauda Longtail SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma opacum Marbled SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Pseudotriton montanus diastictus Midland Mud SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon mississippi Mississippi Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma talpoideum Mole SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Pseudacris brachyphona Mountain Chorus FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Necturus maculosus MudpuppyAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Rana areolata circulosa Northern Crawfish FrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Acris crepitans Northern Cricket FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Rana pipiens Northern Leopard FrogAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Plethodon electromorphus Northern Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Northern Spring PeeperAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon dorsalis Northern Zigzag SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Rana palustris Pickerel FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Rana blairi Plains Leopard FrogAmphibiaNS CountyQuad
Plethodon richmondi Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Pseudotriton ruber Red SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon cinereus Redback SalamanderAmphibiaNS YesCountyQuad
Desmognathus monticola Seal SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon glutinosus Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma texanum Smallmouth SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Rana sphenocephala Southern Leopard FrogAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon ventralis Southern Zigzag SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Desmognathus conanti Spotted Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted SalamanderAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Ambystoma barbouri Streamside SalamanderAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Eurycea guttolineata Three-lined SalamanderAmphibiaNT YesCountyQuad
Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed AmphiumaAmphibiaNE YesCountyQuad
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Plethodon wehrlei Wehrle's SalamanderAmphibiaNE YesCountyQuad
Pseudacris triseriata Western Chorus FrogAmphibiaNN CountyQuad
Siren intermedia nettingi Western Lesser SirenAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad
Rana sylvatica Wood FrogAmphibiaNN YesCountyQuad