Amphibians

A cascades frog, Rana cascadae, is hidden by a meadow's spring growth.
A Cascades Frog, Rana cascadae, is hidden by the meadow's spring growth along Castle Crest Trail.

Photo Credit Mimi Gorman 06/2020

Even though much of Crater Lake National Park is covered in pumice, ash, and other volcanic rock, wetlands are abundant. Within the many streams, wet meadows, and the lake shore, eight species of amphibians are found.These include three frog and one toad species, two salamader species, and two newts.

The Mazama Newt,Taricha granulosa mazamae, is an endemic species to Crater Lake National Park. It only lives along the shores of Crater Lake and Wizard Island. It is a subspecies of the rough skinned newt,Taricha granulosa, which happens to be the only newt found in North America, from Central California to Southeastern Alaska.

 
Pacific Tree Frog
Pacific Tree Frog

NPS

 
Cascades Frog
Cascades Frog
NPS
 
coastal tailed frog
Coastal Tailed Frog

NPS

 
Western Toad
Western Toad

NPS

 
long-toed salamander
Long-toed Salamander

NPS

 
Northwestern Salamander
Northwestern Salamander, (Ambystoma gracile)

US Fish & Wildlife Service

 
Rough-skinned Newt
Rough-skinned Newt

US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Crater Lake Amphibian Species List

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

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