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Frogs of Wisconsin

Frogs are in the Class Amphibia, which also includes salamanders. Frogs, also referred to as anurans, belong to the Order Anura, meaning tailess. Wisconsin is home to twelve species of frogs including the American toad. Unlike salamanders, all frogs breed and deposit their eggs in water. Despite huge habitat losses, Wisconsin amphibians, with one exception - the Northern Cricket Frog - have managed to persist in relatively good numbers.

Common Name Scientific Name Family Status
American Toad Anaxyrus americanus Bufonidae Common
Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris crepitans Hylidae Endangered
Boreal Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata Hylidae Common
Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeiana Ranidae Special Concern
Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis Hylidae Locally common
Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor Hylidae Common
Green Frog Lithobates clamitans Ranidae Common
Mink Frog Lithobates septentrionalis Ranidae Special Concern
Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens Ranidae Common
Pickerel Frog Lithobates palustris Ranidae Special Concern
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer Hylidae Common
Wood Frog Lithobates sylvatica Ranidae Common
Last revised: Monday, August 25, 2014