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The Frogs & Toads of Tennessee

Below are the common and scientific names of the frogs and toads of Tennessee.  Click on the name to see the frog, hear it's call and learn about its habitat and range.

Genus Anaxyrus:

    Anaxyrus americanus - American Toad

    Anaxyrus fowleri - Fowler's Toad


Genus Acris:

    Acris crepitans - Eastern Cricket Frog

    Acris gryllus - Southern Cricket Frog


Genus Hyla:

    Hyla avivoca - Bird-voiced Treefrog

    Hyla chrysoscelis - Cope's Gray Treefrog

    Hyla cinerea - Green Treefrog

    Hyla gratiosa - Barking Treefrog

    Hyla versicolor - Gray Treefrog


Genus Pseudacris:

    Pseudacris brachyphona - Mountain Chorus Frog

    Pseudacris crucifer - Spring Peeper

    Pseudacris feriarum - Upland Chorus Frog


Genus Gastrophryne:

    Gastrophryne carolinensis - Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad


Genus Scaphiopus:

    Scaphiopus holbrookii - Eastern Spadefoot


Genus Lithobates:

    Lithobates areolatus - Crawfish Frog

    Lithobates capito - Gopher Frog

    Lithobates catesbeianus - American Bullfrog

    Lithobates clamitans - Green Frog

    Lithobates palustris - Pickerel Frog

    Lithobates sphenocephalus - Southern Leopard Frog

    Lithobates sylvaticus - Wood Frog


Note: All standard common and scientific names are taken from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Herpetological Circular Number 37, Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico with Comments Regarding Confidence in our Understanding, 6th Edition (2008).

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