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Table Bc05: Amphibians Found in the Crooked River Basin

Amphibians Found in the Crooked River Basin More

Table Bc05: Amphibians Found in the Elk River Basin

Amphibians Found in the Elk River Basin More

Taking a different angle on frogging pays fry-pan dividends

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Bullfrog
"You get a line, and I'll get a pole, We’ll go down to the froggin’ hole." More

Toads and Frogs

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Missouri is home to 26 species and subspecies of toads and frogs. Learn their natural history, and browse our on-line field guide listings. More

Upland Chorus Frog

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Pseudacris feriarum
Earlier considered a subspecies of western chorus frog, the upland chorus frog is now recognized as a separate species. In Missouri, it’s only found in the Mississippi Lowlands of the Bootheel. More

Western Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Audio of a Western Narrow-Mouthed toad. More

Western Narrow-Mouthed Toad (Great Plains Narrow-Mouthed Toad)

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Gastrophryne olivacea
The western narrow-mouthed toad has a plump body, small pointed head, and a fold of skin behind the eyes. This species is typically uniform in color, ranging from tan to gray or olive green, and it has a white belly. More

Western Slimy Salamander

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Plethodon albagula
You might not want to touch this salamander—it secretes a thick, very sticky substance that adheres to skin like glue. It causes dust, dirt or bits of dead leaves to stick to one’s hands and is difficult to remove. More

Western Slimy Salamander

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Photo of a western slimy salamander. More

Wood Frog

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Lithobates sylvaticus (formerly Rana sylvatica)
The wood frog is tan, pinkish-tan, or brown, with a dark brown mask through the eye and ear. It is perfectly camouflaged among dead oak and maple leaves. A rare frog, it lives in cool, wooded hillsides in portions of eastern Missouri and some southwestern counties. More