Frogs by State

Frogs and Toads of Vermont

Frogs and Toads of Vermont

Vermont is home to a great variety of frogs and toads from tree frogs such as the Spring Peeper to toads such as the American Toad.

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Frogs

Tree Frogs – Hylidae

Common Name: Eastern Gray Tree Frog
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The Eastern Gray Tree Frog is the larger tree frog in Vermont. They can be gray or green but they don’t have any distinct markings on their back.

Common Name: Spring Peeper
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The Spring Peeper is a small tree frog from Vermont. They have a distinct X on their back.

Common Name: Boreal Chorus Frog
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The Boreal Chorus Frog is small frog with three stripes down their back. These stripes can be broken.

True Frog Family – Ranidae

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Green Frog (Rana clamitans)

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American Bullfrog (Rana catesbiana)

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The Green Frog and American Bullfrog looks the same but the Bullfrog can grow larger and they lack a dorsal ridge down their back.

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Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)

Common Name: Mink Frog
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The Mink Frog has a marbled look on their back while no other frog in Vermont has that look.

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Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)

Common Name: Northern Leopard Frog
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Pickeral Frog (Rana palustris)

Common Name: Pickeral Frog
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Pickeral Frog and Northern Leopard Frog  look very similar to each other because of the spots but the Pickeral frog’s spots are more rectangular than the Northern Leopard Frog.

Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)

Common Name: Wood Frog
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The Wood Frog has a noticeable raccoon mask on their face that gives them a distinct look.

Toads

True Toads – Bufonidae

The True Toads are your typical toad. They usually have a parotid gland behind their eyes that contain a poison called  It is not advised to let your dog eat these guys.

Common Name: American Toad
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Common Name: Fowler’s Toad
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The American Toad has a heavily speckled belly while the Fowler’s Toad has a clear, white belly.

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