Amphibian Species List
Below are listed the native and non-native amphibian species found in Yosemite National Park. Some species have a federal or state status due to population declines, limited distribution, or other factors that make populations vulnerable. Four of Yosemite's amphibian species have a special status; this includes the foothill yellow-legged frog that wildlife biologists believe might be extirpated, or no longer present, in the park.
Sierra newt (Taricha torosa sierrae)
Non-native Amphibians: American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeiana)
Did You Know?
Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.