Frogs and Toads of Rhode Island

Frogs and Toads of Rhode Island

Frogs

True Frogs – Ranidae

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American Bullfrog

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Green Frog

The American Bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus, and the Green Frog, Lithobates clamitans, are similar but the American Bullfrog is larger. The Green Frog also has a impartial dorsal ridge while the American Bullfrog does not have one.

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Atlantic Coastal Frog

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Northern Leopard Frog

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Pickeral Frog

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The Wood Frog, Lithobates sylvaticus, is easily identifiable from its raccoon mask around its eyes.

Tree Frog – Hylidae

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The Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer, is the only tree frog in Rhode Island so it is easy to identify.

Toads

True Toads – Bufonidae

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American Toad

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Fowler’s Toad

Spadefoot Toad – Scaphiopodidae

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Eastern Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus holbrookii, is the only spadefoot toad in the state so just look for the toad with a spade on its rear feet.

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