Amphibians

Southern leopard frog

Southern leopard frog.

NPS photo

In the Everglades, the fine line between water and land often blurs. Consequently, the park serves as the perfect habitat for a number of amphibious species. Frogs and toads are particularly conspicuous and routinely serenade the landscape with a loud and unusual chorus.

 
 

 

Species List for Everglades National Park¹
E = Federally Endangered
T = Federally Threatened
I = Invasive/Exotic
U = Unknown

 

Order Anura (frogs & toads)

Common Name Scientific Name Status
Florida cricket frog Acris gryllus
Oak toad Bufo quercicus
Southern toad

Bufo terrestris

Greenhouse frog

Eleuthrodactylus planirostris

I

Eastern narrow-mouth toad

Gastrophryne carolinensis

Green treefrog Hyla cinerea
Squirrel treefrog Hyla squirella
Cuban treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis

I

Florida chorus frog Pseudacris nigrata
Little grass frog Pseudacris ocularis
Pig frog Rana grylio
Southern leopard frog Rana sphenocephala
Eastern spadefoot toad² Scaphiophus holbrookii

U

Order Caudata (salamanders & newts)

Two-toed amphiuma

Amphiuma means

Peninsula newt Notophthalmus viridescens
Everglades dwarf siren Pseudobranchus axanthus
Greater siren Siren lacertina
 

 

¹Meshaka, W.E., Loftus, W.F., and Steiner, T. (2000) The Herpotofauna of Everglades National Park. Florida Scientist, 63(2)84-103.

²Steiner, T., and Loftus, W.F. (1991) Amphibians & Reptiles of Everglades National Park. Miami: Everglades Association.

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