A lone toad sits on the river's edge.
A lone toad basks in the sun on the river's edge.

NPS photo.

The Missouri National Recreational River 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)

Visit the NPSpecies database for a species list. Select the species in question using the 'Category' drop-down box and enter 'Search'.

Last updated: September 1, 2021

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