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Amphibians of New Jersey

There are approximately 450 species of vertebrate wildlife which can be found within the Garden State, along with 85 freshwater fish. Our bays, estuaries and marine waters can be home to 28 marine mammals and 336 marine finfish at some point during the year. This is an exceptional number of species for a state as small as New Jersey. The table below lists amphibians which can be found, along with their status as defined below:
E - Endangered
T - Threatened
D - Decreasing
SC - Special Concern
S - Stable
U - Undertermined
For definitions of above terms and links to other checklists use the Checklists of NJ Wildlife page.

Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum SC
Tremblay’s Salamander Ambystoma tremblayi E
Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum SC
Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale E
Silvery Salamander Ambystoma platineum D
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum D
Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma t. tigrinum E
Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus v. viridescens S
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus f. fuscus S
Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus U
Red-backed Salamander Plethodon c. cinereus S
Slimy Salamander Plethodon g. glutinosus S
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum D
Northern Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus SC
Northern Red Salamander Pseudotriton r. ruber D
Eastern Mud Salamander Pseudotriton m. montanus T
Northern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea b. bislineata S
Long-tailed Salamander Eurycea l. longicauda T
Eastern Spadefoot Toad Scaphiopus h. holbrookii D
American Toad Bufo americanus S
Fowler’s Toad Bufo woodhousii fowleri SC
Northern Cricket Frog Acris c. crepitans U
Northern Spring Peeper Hyla c. crucifer S
Pine Barrens Treefrog Hyla andersonii E
Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa U
Northern Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor S
Southern Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis E
New Jersey Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata kalmi S
Upland Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata feriarum U
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana S
Carpenter Frog Rana virgatipes SC
Green Frog Rana clamitans melanota S
Wood Frog Rana sylvatica S
Southern Leopard Frog Rana spenocephala S
Pickerel Frog Rana palustris S

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Last Updated: February 17, 2006