Frogs and Toads of Maine
Maine only has one toad species and a few frogs that fall into the tree frog and true frog families.
The Spring Peeper is very small in size compared to the only other tree frog species in Maine, the Gray Tree frog. The distinguishable feature of the Spring Peeper is the x on its back.
The Gray Tree Frog does not posses an x on its back so it can be easily identified if you can tell its a tree frog.
Northern Leopard Frog and Pickeral Frog look similar to each other but the Northern Leopard Frog has round spots while the Pickeral Frog have more square shaped spots. The Northern Leopard Frog is a special concern species in the state of Maine.
The American Bullfrog is the largest frog in Maine. It can be identified by its lack of dorsal ridge.
The Wood Frog is easily identified by dark stripes on its face and brownish red color.
The Mink Frog is very similiar to the Green Frog or American Bullfrog but the coloration on it is much different and has more black in it.
The Green Frog is often confused with the American Bullfrog but its smaller and it has a dorsal ridge.
The American Toad is the only toad species in Maine.