Amphibians in Massachusetts

The climate in Massachusetts is humid continental, meaning it has hot summers and cold winters. The terrain is varied, with forests, hills, and plains making up the landscape. There are a variety of amphibians that live in Massachusetts, including the American toad, the green frog, the bullfrog, the wood frog, the spotted salamander, and the red-backed salamander.

Frogs & Toads (Anura) in Massachusetts

Spring Peeper

Scientific Name: Pseudacris crucifer

Pickerel Frog

Scientific Name: Lithobates palustris

Northern Leopard Frog

Scientific Name: Lithobates pipiens

Green Frog

Scientific Name: Lithobates clamitans

Gray Treefrog

Scientific Name: Hyla versicolor

Fowler's Toad

Scientific Name: Anaxyrus fowleri

Eastern Spadefoot

Scientific Name: Scaphiopus holbrookii

Cope's Gray Treefrog

Scientific Name: Hyla chrysoscelis

American Bullfrog

Scientific Name: Lithobates catesbeianus

Salamanders (Caudata) in Massachusetts

Spring Salamander

Scientific Name: Gyrinophilus porphyriticus

Spotted Salamander

Scientific Name: Ambystoma maculatum

Northern Two-lined Salamander

Scientific Name: Eurycea bislineata

Northern Dusky Salamander

Scientific Name: Desmognathus fuscus

Jefferson Salamander

Scientific Name: Ambystoma jeffersonianum

Four-toed Salamander

Scientific Name: Hemidactylium scutatum

Eastern Red-backed Salamander

Scientific Name: Plethodon cinereus

Eastern Newt

Scientific Name: Notophthalmus viridescens

Blue-spotted Salamander

Scientific Name: Ambystoma laterale