Types of Frogs (#15 Is The Absolute Scariest )

These are the different types of frogs:

American Bullfrog

American bullfrog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ranidae
  • Genus: Lithobates
  • Species: L. catesbeianus

The American Bullfrog is the most common frog you’d see hopping around your backyard (if you live in Eastern North America). It is most often confused with the Common Toad (Buffo Buffo).

Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog
Poison Dart Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Superfamily: Dendrobatoidea
  • Family: Dendrobatidae

The Poison Dart Frog is one of the most toxic animals on the planet. Some poison dart frogs are colorful and attractive but they hold enough poison to kill 20000 mice. Most poison dart frog species are active during the day which is uncommon in frogs and toads as they prefer hunting in the night.

Holarctic Tree Frog

Holarctic Tree Frogs
Holarctic Tree Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Hylidae
  • Subfamily: Hylinae
  • Genus: Hyla

Holarctic tree frogs like the Arizona Mountain tree frog are one of only two species of tree frogs found in Arizona. They are usually green in color with a whitish to creamy yellow underbelly.

Red-eyed Tree Frog

Red-eyed Tree Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Phyllomedusidae
  • Genus: Agalychnis
  • Species: A. callidryas

Red-eyed Tree Frogs have bright red eyes and a bright green body with yellow and blue stripes on their sides.

Australian Green Tree Frog

Australian Green Tree Frog
Australian Green Tree Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Pelodryadidae
  • Genus: Ranoidea
  • Species: R. caerulea

The Australian Green Tree Frog is one of the most popular types of pet frogs in Australia. It is hardy and long-lived, docile, easy to care for, large and colorful, and has a smiley face that makes it look happy.

Common Frog

Common Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ranidae
  • Genus: Rana
  • Species: R. temporaria

Common Frogs prefer to live near terrain with lots of vegetation and a source of water. So, you’ll find these frogs near meadows, gardens, and woodlands.

Marsh Frog

Marsh Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ranidae
  • Genus: Pelophylax
  • Species: P. ridibundus

Marsh Frogs are native to Europe and tend to live near ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams.

Moor Frog

Moor Frog

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Rana
Species: R. arvalis

Most Moor Frogs are slender and reddish-brown in color. Males can also develop bright-blue coloration for a few days during the mating season.They usually grow up to 2.8 inches in length.

Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Leopard Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ranidae
  • Genus: Lithobates
  • Species: L. pipiens

Northern Leopard Frogs are semi-aquatic frogs that hibernate at the bottom of ponds and lakes or under stones in springs, streams or rivers.

Pool Frogs

Pool Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ranidae
  • Genus: Pelophylax
  • Species: P. lessonae

Pool Frogs have a pointed head and two lightly colored “racing” stripes running down the side of their back. They are protected under Britan’s Biodiversity Action Plan

Spring Peeper

Spring peeper
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Hylidae
  • Genus: Pseudacris
  • Species: P. crucifer

Argentine Horned Frog

Argentine Horned Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ceratophryidae
  • Genus: Ceratophrys
  • Species: C. ornata

The Argentine Horned Frog is also known as the oranate pacman frog. Their color varies from tan and brown, green and brown, and albino.

Cranwell’s Horned Frog

Cranwell's Horned Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ceratophryidae
  • Genus: Ceratophrys
  • Species: C. cranwelli

Cranwell’s Horned Frogs will try to fit anything in their mouths including other frogs. Cranwell’s horned frog is also called the Chacoan horned frog.

Surinam Horned Frog

Surinam Horned Frog
Surinam Horned Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ceratophryidae
  • Genus: Ceratophrys
  • Species: C. cornuta

Brazilian Horned Frog

Brazilian Horned Frogs
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ceratophryidae
  • Genus: Ceratophrys
  • Species: C. aurita

The Brazilian horned frog prefers to live in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, and ponds.

Venezuelan Horned Frog

Venezuelan Horned Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Ceratophryidae
  • Genus: Ceratophrys
  • Species: C. calcarata

Known as the Colombian horned frog or Venezuelan horned frog because they inhabit both of these countries’ dry lowland grassland and intermittent freshwater marshes.

Glass Frogs

Glass Frogs
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Suborder: Neobatrachia
  • Superfamily: Hyloidea
  • Family: Centrolenidae

Glass Frogs like humid, montane forests. They are called glass frogs because you can see their insides by looking at their underbellies.

Ghost Frogs

Ghost Frog
Hewitt’s Ghost Frog (Photo by Richard Boycott)
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Suborder: Neobatrachia
  • Family: Heleophrynidae

Ghost Frogs live near fast moving mountain streams and grow up to 2.4 inches in length. They are native to South Africa.

Bornean Flat-Headed Frog

Bornean Flat-Headed Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Bombinatoridae
  • Genus: Barbourula
  • Species: B. kalimantanensis

Bornean Flat-Headed Frogs do not have lungs. Instead, these frogs breathe through their skin. They tend to live near water sources with high oxygen levels to sustain their life.

Darwin’s Frog

Darwin's Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Rhinodermatidae
  • Genus: Rhinoderma
  • Species: R. darwinii

Darwin’s Frogs have somewhat smooth skin that is normally colored brown to green on the back, and a blend of black and white on the underside.

Tomato Frogs

Tomato Frogs
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Microhylidae
  • Subfamily: Dyscophinae
  • Genus: Dyscophus

Tomato Frogs use an “ambush” tactic to hunt for food. They sit in a particular spot, attack, and eat insects that cross their path. When a tomato frog feels threatened it inflates its body in an attempt to scare off predators.

White Lipped Tree Frog

White-lipped Tree Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Pelodryadidae
  • Genus: Nyctimystes
  • Species: N. infrafrenatus

Waxy Monkey Frog

Waxy Monkey Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Phyllomedusidae
  • Genus: Phyllomedusa
  • Species: P. sauvagii

Amazon Milk Frog

Amazon Milk Frog
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Hylidae
  • Genus: Trachycephalus
  • Species: T. resinifictrix

What Is The Prettiest Frog?

Blue Poison Dart Frog

The blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius “azureus”) is unquestionably beautiful—like sapphire. It’s one of the prettiest frogs. Like most species of poison dart frog, it is highly toxic if consumed.

What Frogs Make The Best Pets?

These are the best types of frogs for pets:

  • White Lipped Tree Frog.
  • White’s Tree Frog.
  • Waxy Monkey Frog.
  • Tomato Frog.
  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog.
  • Amazon Milk Frog.
  • Pacman Frog.

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