• An explosion of light as the sun strikes the waters of the Missouri National Recreational River


    National Recreational River SD,NE


Frog at Brooky Bottom Boat Ramp

Frog at Brooky Bottom Boat Ramp

NPS photo by Linda Gordon Rokosz

The Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) has multiple species of frogs, two types of toads and even a species of salamander. The entire list of amphibians found in the park is given below.

Common Name (Scientific Name)
Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Great Plains Toad (Bufo cognatus)
Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhousii)
Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans)
Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)
Plains Leopard Frog (Rana blairi)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Plains Spadefoot (Spea bombifrons)

Click here for a list in PDF format of the amphibians at MNRR (15 KB).

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