California Frogs and Toads Range Maps

A Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of California

These maps illustrate the general historic range of indigenous and non-native frogs and toads in California.

Red, or another color indicated below the map, shows this distribution. Frogs or toads of the species or subspecies shown are expected to be found within the illustrated area in places where suitable habitat and conditions occur. In some cases, the current range may be fragmented or considerably diminished from the range illustrated here.

Click on the name link for pictures and information about a particular frog or toad.

Click on a map for a topographical view

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Western Toad Arroyo Toad Yosemite Toad
Orange: Anaxyrus boreas boreas - Boreal Toad
(Bufo boreas boreas)

Red: Anaxyrus boreas halophilus - California Toad
(Bufo boreas halophilus)

Gray: General area of intergradation
Red: Anaxyrus californicus - Arroyo Toad

(Bufo californicus)
Red: Anaxyrus canorus- Yosemite Toad

(Bufo canorus)

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Great Plains Toad Black Toad Arizona Toad
Red: Anaxyrus cognatus - Great Plains Toad

(Bufo cognatus)
Red and blue dots: Anaxyrus exsul - Black Toad

(Bufo exsul)
Red dot: Anaxyrus microscaphus - Arizona Toad

(Bufo microscaphus)
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Red-spotted Toad Woodhouse's Toad Coastal Tailed Frog
Red: Anaxyrus punctatus - Red-spotted Toad

(Bufo punctatus)
Red: Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii - Rocky Mountain Toad

(Bufo woodhousii woodhousii)
Red: Ascaphus truei - Coastal Tailed Frog
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Sonoran Desert Toad Northern Leopard Frog Lowland Leopard Frog
Red: Incilius alvarius - Sonoran Desert Toad

(Bufo alvarius)
Red and Blue: Lithobates pipiens - Northern Leopard Frog

(Rana pipiens)
Red: Lithobates yavapaiensis - Lowland Leopard Frog

(Rana yavapaiensis)

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Sierran Treefrog Baja California Treefrog Pacific Treefrog
Orange: Pseudacris sierra -
Sierran Treefrog

(Pseudacris regilla; Hyla regilla;

Pacific Treefrog; Pacific Chorus Frog;
Central Pacific Treefrog; Central Pacific Chorus Frog)
Red: Pseudacris hypochondriaca hypochondriaca -
Baja California Treefrog

(Pseudacris regilla; Hyla regilla;
Pacific Treefrog; Pacific Chorus Frog;
Southern Pacific Treefrog; Southern Pacific Chorus Frog)
Blue: Pseudacris regilla -
Pacific Treefrog

(Pseudacris regilla; Hyla regilla;

Pacific Treefrog; Pacific Chorus Frog;
Northern Pacific Treefrog; Northern Pacific Chorus Frog)
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California Treefrog Northern Red-legged Frog Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
Red: Pseudacris cadaverina - California Treefrog
Red and Purple : Rana aurora - Northern Red-legged Frog
Red: Rana boylii - Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
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Cascades Frog California Red-legged Frog Columbia Spotted Frog
Red: Rana cascadae - Cascades Frog Orange and Purple: Rana draytonii - California Red-legged Frog
Red: Rana luteiventris - Columbia Spotted Frog
Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog Habitat range map Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog Habitat
Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog Oregon Spotted Frog Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog
Orange: Rana muscosa -
Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog
Red: Rana pretiosa - Oregon Spotted Frog
Red: Rana sierrae - Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog
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Couch's Spadefoot Western Spadefoot Great Basin Spadefoot
Red: Scaphiopus couchii - Couch's Spadefoot
Red: Spea hammondii - Western Spadefoot Red: Spea intermonana - Great Basin Spadefoot

Non-Native Species

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Rio Grande Leopard Frog American Bullfrog Southern Leopard Frog
Red: Lithobates berlandieri - Rio Grande Leopard Frog

(Rana berlandieri)

Red: Lithobates catesbeianus - American Bullfrog

(Rana catesbeiana)

Red: Lithobates sphenocephalus - Southern Leopard Frog

(Rana sphenocephala)

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African Clawed Frog Common Coquí  
Red: Xenopus laevis - African Clawed Frog
Red: Eleutherodactylus coqui - Common Coquí

(Red indicates the counties where this frog has been found and may or may not be established.

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