Amphibian Species

An adult and two baby salamanders on a rock
Mount Lyell salamanders: Adult and two babies

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.

  • Federal Threatened species (FT)
  • Federal Endangered species (FE)
  • Federal candidate species (FC)
  • California Candidate Endangered species (CCE)
  • California Species of Concern (CSC)

Sierra newt (Taricha sierrae)
Gregarious slender salamander (Batrachoseps gregarius)
Hell hollow slender salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus)
Sierra Nevada ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis)
Yellow-eyed ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica)
Arboreal salamander (Aneides lugubris)
Mount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus)—CSC
California (western) toad (Anaxyrus boreas halophilus)
Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus)—FT/CSC
Pacific treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)
California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) (extirpated)
Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii)—CSC
Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae)—FE/CCE

Non-native Amphibians: American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeiana)

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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