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This is largest North American frog and they grow up to approximately 8 inches in length.
They are light green, olive, dark green, or brown above with a underside creamy white, throat.  Their breeding call is a low-pitched "rum."  They live in and on the water.

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This is the smallest frog in Maine, approximately 0.8 to 1.5 inches in length.  They are grayish- or orangish-brown above with distinct dark “X” on back and their underside is yellowish or grayish white.  Their
breeding call is a high-pitched “peep” - hence their name.  They are found on trees and shrubs.

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They are mall and slim-bodied, approximately 3 to 4 inches in length.  Their upper parts are yellowish, with dark stripe on each side from behind the eye onto tail.  Their sides are  grayish or yellowish-gray, with a yellow underside and their tail has ridge along top to aid salamander in swimming.  They are found under rocks and logs at the edges of lakes and streams.



These toads are plump and can grow to 2 to 4 inches in length.  They have rough, spotted skin.  They emit a prolonged (>20 seconds) high-pitched trill to attract a mate.  They breed in open, shallow water and can be seen hopping around the shore.

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They have three distinct life stages:

  • Larvae which are aquatic,

  • intermediate “eft” (juvenile phase) is terrestrial.  They are red, reddish-brown, or reddish orange, with small black spots and larger red spots as adults, and

  • Adult is also aquatic and are olive green, greenish brown, or yellowish brown above, with numerous small black spots and two rows of larger red spots outlined in black. 



This salamander lives in the western and central regions of Maine.  It is uncommon and and is a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need."  They are a stocky, medium to large salamander, approximately 4.5 to 7.5 inches in length.  They are bright salmon-pinkish-orange in color with faint small dark spots and their underside is a pale tan.  A light line extends from the eye to nostril and their tail has ridge along top to aid salamander in swimming.  If your see one, take a picture and upload it to the Maine Amphibian & Reptile Atlas Project (MARAP).

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