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Amphibians of Indiana List

This list of Indiana's amphibian species was compiled by the state's Herpetologist based on accepted taxonomic standards and other relevant information. It is periodically reviewed and updated. References for scientific names are listed at the bottom. Revised September 2021

Key to status: (SC) Special Concern; (SE) State Endangered; (FT) Federal Threatened; (FE) Federal Endangered; (FC) Federal Candidate; (X) exotic/introduced; (-) not listed

Common Name Scientific NameStatus
Family: Cryptobranchidae (hellbenders)
Hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis SE
Family: Proteidae (mudpuppies and waterdogs)
Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus SC
Family: Ambystomatidae (mole salamanders)
Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale SC
Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum -
Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum -
Mole Salamander Ambystoma talpoideum SE
Small-mouthed Salamander Ambystoma texanum -
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum -
Streamside Salamander Ambystoma barbouri SC
Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum -
Family: Salamandridae (newts)
Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens -
Family: Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders)
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus -
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum SC
Cave Salamander Eurycea lucifuga -
Long-tailed Salamander Eurycea longicauda -
Southern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera -
Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber SE
Northern Ravine Salamander Plethodon electromorphus -
Northern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus -
Northern Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus -
Northern Zigzag Salamander Plethodon dorsalis -
Green Salamander Aneides aeneus SE
Lesser Siren Siren intermedia -
Family: Scaphiopodidae (North American spadefoots)
Eastern Spadefoot Toad Scaphiopus holbrookii -
Family: Bufonidae (true toads)
American Toad Anaxyrus americanus -
Fowler's Toad Anaxyrus fowleri -
Family: Hylidae (treefrogs)
Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris blanchardi SC
Boreal Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata SC
Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata -
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer -
Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis -
Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor -
Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea -
Family: Ranidae (true frogs)
American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus -
Crawfish Frog Lithobates areolatus SE
Green Frog Lithobates clamitans -
Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens -
Pickerel Frog Lithobates palustris -
Plains Leopard Frog Lithobates blairi SE
Southern Leopard Frog Lithobates sphenocephalus -
Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus -


1. Crother, B.I. (ed.). 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding. Eighth edition. SSAR Herpetological Circular 43. 102 pp.

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