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This is a list of official U.S. state, federal district, and territory amphibians. State amphibians are designated by tradition or the respective state legislatures. [1]

As of 2021, only 27 states and one territory have a state amphibian.

Table

State Common name Scientific name Photo Year
Alabama Red Hills salamander Phaeognathus hubrichti Phaeognathus hubrichii.jpg 2000 [2]
Arizona Arizona tree frog Hyla eximia Hyla eximia.jpg 1986 [3]
California California red-legged frog Rana draytonii Rana aurora.jpg 2014 [4]
Colorado Western tiger salamander Ambystoma mavortium Ambystoma mavortium 2006.jpg 2012 [5]
Georgia American green tree frog Hyla cinerea American green tree frog 1.JPG 2005 [6]
Idaho Idaho giant salamander Dicamptodon aterrimus 2015 [7]
Illinois Eastern tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Tiger salamander.jpg 2005 [8]
Iowa American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg Unofficial
Kansas Barred tiger salamander Ambystoma mavortium Ambystoma mavortium 2006.jpg 2005 [9]
Louisiana American green tree frog Hyla cinerea American green tree frog 1.JPG 1993 [10]
Minnesota Northern leopard frog Rana pipiens Northern leopard frog 1.jpg Proposed in 1999 [11]
Missouri American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg 2005 [12]
New Hampshire Red-spotted newt Notophthalmus viridescens Notophthalmus viridescensPCCA20040816-3983A.jpg 1985 [13]
New Mexico New Mexico spadefoot toad Spea multiplicata Nmspadefoot.jpg 2003 [14]
New York Wood frog Lithobates sylvaticus Lithobates sylvaticus (wood frog).jpg Proposed in 2015 [15]
North Carolina Pine barrens tree frog
(state frog)
Hyla andersonii Pine Barrens Tree Frog.jpg 2013 [16]
Marbled salamander
(state salamander)
Ambystoma opacum Ambystoma opacumPCSLXYB.jpg 2013 [17]
Ohio Spotted salamander
(state amphibian)
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted salamander on leaf.jpg 2010 [18]
American bullfrog
(state frog)
Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg 2010 [19]
Oklahoma American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg 1997 [20]
Pennsylvania Eastern hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender.jpg 2019 [21]
South Carolina Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum Spotted salamander on leaf.jpg 1999 [22]
Tennessee Tennessee cave salamander Gyrinophilus palleucus Gyrinophilus palleucus Tennessee Cave Salamander.JPG 1995 [23]
Texas Texas toad Bufo speciosus Bufo speciosus.jpg 2009 [24]
Vermont Northern leopard frog Rana pipiens Northern leopard frog 1.jpg 1998 [25]
Virginia Red salamander Pseudotriton ruber Northern red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber).JPG 2018 [26]
Washington Pacific tree frog Pseudacris regilla Hyla regilla.jpg 2007 [27]
West Virginia Red salamander Pseudotriton ruber Northern red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber).JPG 2015 [28]
Wyoming Blotched tiger salamander Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum Ambystoma mavortium 2006.jpg 2019 [29]
Federal district
or territory
Common name Scientific name Image Year
Puerto Rico Common coquí Eleutherodactylus coqui Common Coquí.jpg Unofficial

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Official Alabama State Amphibian". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. November 6, 2003. Retrieved March 18, 2007.
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  7. ^ "Idaho Giant Salamander named state amphibian". Idaho State Journal. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
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  11. ^ "Minnesota State Symbols--Unofficial, Proposed, or Facetious". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
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  15. ^ Mahoney, Bill (June 17, 2015). "Senate backs the wood frog — barely". Capital New York. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  16. ^ "North Carolina State Frog". North Carolina. NETSTATE. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  17. ^ "North Carolina State Salamander". North Carolina. NETSTATE. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  18. ^ "State Amphibian - Spotted Salamander". Profile Ohio. Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  19. ^ "State Frog - Bullfrog". Profile Ohio. Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
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  21. ^ Boeckel, Teresa. "It's official: The Eastern hellbender will become Pennsylvania's amphibian". The York Daily Record. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  22. ^ State of South Carolina Code of Laws. "Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 9, Section 1-1-699". Archived from the original on June 30, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2007.
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  24. ^ "Students Lauded for Naming Official State Amphibian of Texas" (Press release). Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. December 4, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
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  26. ^ "Red salamander named official salamander of Virginia thanks to 4-H group". www.vtnews.vt.edu. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  27. ^ State Symbols of Washington. "State symbols". Archived from the original on November 15, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2007.
  28. ^ "Section Eleven: Departmental, Statistical & General Information" (PDF). West Virginia Blue Book. p. 1049.
  29. ^ "SF0050 - State amphibian". State of Wyoming 66th Legislature. 2019.

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