The World's Most Endangered Frogs

Over 400 of the world's frog species are critically endangered

Critically endangered Cusuco National Park endemic tree frog (Plectrohyla exquisita).
Critically endangered Cusuco National Park endemic tree frog (Plectrohyla exquisita). Andrew M. Snyder/Moment/Getty Images

Frogs are the most numerous of the world's amphibians, but they are rapidly declining, and many species are actually facing the imminent threat of extinction. "Pollution, global warming, and habitat destruction from human development have already taken a serious toll," reports Animal Planet. "Frogs, in particular, have suffered, having lost an estimated 170 species in the last 10 years alone." Frogs are also affected by a singular danger that is threatening their populations worldwide: the chytrid fungus, which coats frogs' skin and seals out vital moisture and kills frogs by dehydration.

Adenomus dasi

Agalychnis moreletii

Albericus siegfriedi

Alexteroon jynx

Allobates juanii

Alsodes montanus

Alsodes tumultuosus

Alsodes vanzolinii

Ameerega ingeri

Ameerega planipaleae

Amietophrynus taiensis

Andinophryne colomai

Anodonthyla vallani

Aromobates leopardalis

Aromobates meridensis

Aromobates nocturnus

Arthroleptella rugosa

Arthroleptis kidogo

Arthroleptis troglodytes

Astylosternus nganhanus

Atelopus andinus

Atelopus angelito

Atelopus arsyecue

Atelopus arthuri

Atelopus balios

Atelopus bomolochos

Atelopus boulengeri

Atelopus carauta

Atelopus carbonerensis

Atelopus carrikeri

Atelopus chiriquiensis

Atelopus chocoensis

Atelopus chrysocorallus

Atelopus coynei

Atelopus cruciger

Atelopus ebenoides

Atelopus elegans

Atelopus epikeisthos

Atelopus erythropus

Atelopus eusebianus

Atelopus eusebiodiazi

Atelopus exiguus

Atelopus famelicus

Atelopus farci

Atelopus galactogaster

Atelopus glyphus

Atelopus guanujo

Atelopus guitarraensis

Atelopus halihelos

Atelopus laetissimus

Atelopus lozanoi

Atelopus lynchi

Atelopus mandingues

Atelopus mindoensis

Atelopus minutulus

Atelopus monohernandezii

Atelopus mucubajiensis

Atelopus muisca

Atelopus nahumae

Atelopus nanay

Atelopus nepiozomus

Atelopus nicefori

Atelopus onorei

Atelopus oxyrhynchus

Atelopus pachydermus

Atelopus patazensis

Atelopus pedimarmoratus

Atelopus peruensis

Atelopus petersi

Atelopus petriruizi

Atelopus pictiventris

Atelopus pinangoi

Atelopus planispina

Atelopus pulcher

Atelopus pyrodactylus

Atelopus quimbaya

Atelopus reticulatus

Atelopus seminiferus

Atelopus senex

Atelopus sernai

Atelopus simulatus

Atelopus sonsonensis

Atelopus sorianoi

Atelopus subornatus

Atelopus tamaense

Atelopus varius

Atelopus walkeri

Atelopus zeteki

Atopophrynus syntomopus

Bokermannohyla izecksohni

Boophis williamsi

Bromeliohyla dendroscarta

Callulina hanseni

Callulina kanga

Callulina laphami

Callulina shengena

Callulina stanleyi

Cardioglossa alsco

Cardioglossa trifasciata

Centrolene ballux

Centrolene gemmatum

Centrolene heloderma

Charadrahyla altipotens

Charadrahyla trux

Churamiti maridadi

Colostethus jacobuspetersi

Conraua derooi

Cophixalus concinnus

Cophyla berara

Craugastor anciano

Craugastor andi

Craugastor angelicus

Craugastor catalinae

Craugastor coffeus

Craugastor cruzi

Craugastor emcelae

Craugastor emleni

Craugastor epochthidius

Craugastor fecundus

Craugastor fleischmanni

Craugastor glaucus

Craugastor greggi

Craugastor guerreroensis

Craugastor lineatus

Craugastor megalotympanum

Craugastor merendonensis

Craugastor milesi

Craugastor olanchano

Craugastor omoaensis

Craugastor polymniae

Craugastor pozo

Craugastor ranoides

Craugastor saltuarius

Craugastor stadelmani

Craugastor tabasarae

Craugastor taurus

Craugastor trachydermus

Cryptobatrachus nicefori

Cycloramphus faustoi

Dendropsophus amicorum

Discoglossus nigriventer

Duellmanohyla salvavida

Duellmanohyla soralia

Duellmanohyla uranochroa

Duttaphrynus sumatranus

Ecnomiohyla echinata

Ecnomiohyla rabborum

Ecnomiohyla salvaje

Ecnomiohyla valancifer

Eleutherodactylus albipes

Eleutherodactylus alticola

Eleutherodactylus amadeus

Eleutherodactylus apostates

Eleutherodactylus bakeri

Eleutherodactylus bartonsmithi

Eleutherodactylus blairhedgesi

Eleutherodactylus bresslerae

Eleutherodactylus brevirostris

Eleutherodactylus caribe

Eleutherodactylus cavernicola

Eleutherodactylus chlorophenax

Eleutherodactylus corona

Eleutherodactylus cubanus

Eleutherodactylus darlingtoni

Eleutherodactylus dixoni

Eleutherodactylus dolomedes

Eleutherodactylus eneidae

Eleutherodactylus eunaster

Eleutherodactylus fowleri

Eleutherodactylus furcyensis

Eleutherodactylus fuscus

Eleutherodactylus glandulifer

Eleutherodactylus glanduliferoides

Eleutherodactylus grandis

Eleutherodactylus griphus

Eleutherodactylus iberia

Eleutherodactylus jasperi

Eleutherodactylus jaumei

Eleutherodactylus juanariveroi

Eleutherodactylus jugans

Eleutherodactylus junori

Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti

Eleutherodactylus lamprotes

Eleutherodactylus leoncei

Eleutherodactylus locustus

Eleutherodactylus lucioi

Eleutherodactylus mariposa

Eleutherodactylus nortoni

Eleutherodactylus orcutti

Eleutherodactylus orientalis

Eleutherodactylus oxyrhyncus

Eleutherodactylus parabates

Eleutherodactylus parapelates

Eleutherodactylus paulsoni

Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus

Eleutherodactylus poolei

Eleutherodactylus rhodesi

Eleutherodactylus richmondi

Eleutherodactylus rivularis

Eleutherodactylus rufescens

Eleutherodactylus rufifemoralis

Eleutherodactylus schmidti

Eleutherodactylus sciagraphus

Eleutherodactylus semipalmatus

Eleutherodactylus sisyphodemus

Eleutherodactylus symingtoni

Eleutherodactylus tetajulia

Eleutherodactylus thorectes

Eleutherodactylus tonyi

Eleutherodactylus turquinensis

Eleutherodactylus ventrilineatus

Eleutherodactylus warreni

Eupsophus insularis

Exerodonta perkinsi

Fejervarya murthii

Gastrotheca lauzuricae

Gastrotheca zeugocystis

Geocrinia alba

Glandirana minima

Heleophryne rosei

Holoaden bradei

Hyalinobatrachium crybetes

Hyla bocourti

Hyla heinzsteinitzi

Hylomantis lemur

Hyloscirtus chlorosteus

Hyloscirtus colymba

Hyloscirtus ptychodactylus

Hyloxalus anthracinus

Hyloxalus delatorreae

Hyloxalus edwardsi

Hyloxalus ruizi

Hyloxalus vertebralis

Hyperolius pickersgilli

Hyperolius watsonae

Hypodactylus lucida

Hypsiboas cymbalum

Incilius cristatus

Incilius fastidiosus

Incilius peripatetes

Indirana gundia

Indirana phrynoderma

Ingerana charlesdarwini

Insuetophrynus acarpicus

Isthmohyla angustilineata

Isthmohyla calypsa

Isthmohyla debilis

Isthmohyla graceae

Isthmohyla insolita

Isthmohyla rivularis

Isthmohyla tica

Leiopelma archeyi

Leptobrachella palmata

Leptodactylodon erythrogaster

Leptodactylus fallax

Leptodactylus magistris

Leptodactylus silvanimbus

Leptophryne cruentata

Lithobates chichicuahutla

Lithobates omiltemanus

Lithobates pueblae

Lithobates sevosus

Lithobates subaquavocalis

Lithobates tlaloci

Lithobates vibicarius

Litoria booroolongensis

Litoria castanea

Litoria lorica

Litoria myola

Litoria nyakalensis

Litoria piperata

Litoria spenceri

Mannophryne caquetio

Mannophryne cordilleriana

Mannophryne lamarcai

Mannophryne neblina

Mannophryne olmonae

Mantella aurantiaca

Mantella cowanii

Mantella milotympanum

Mantidactylus pauliani

Megastomatohyla mixe

Megastomatohyla pellita

Melanophryniscus langonei

Micrixalus kottigeharensis

Microbatrachella capensis

Microhyla karunaratnei

Minyobates steyermarki

Nannophrys marmorata

Nectophrynoides paulae

Nectophrynoides poyntoni

Nectophrynoides wendyae

Niceforonia adenobrachia

Nimbaphrynoides liberiensis

Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis

Nyctibatrachus dattatreyaensis

Nymphargus anomalus

Nymphargus laurae

Odontophrynus moratoi

Odorrana wuchuanensis

Oophaga lehmanni

Oreobates pereger

Oreobates zongoensis

Oreolalax liangbeiensis

Parhoplophryne usambarica

Pelophryne linanitensis

Pelophryne murudensis

Pelophylax cerigensis

Peltophryne florentinoi

Peltophryne fluviatica

Peltophryne lemur

Petropedetes dutoiti

Philautus jacobsoni

Philautus sanctisilvaticus

Philoria frosti

Phrynobatrachus chukuchuku

Phrynobatrachus intermedius

Phrynopus dagmarae

Phrynopus heimorum

Phrynopus juninensis

Phrynopus kauneorum

Phrynopus tautzorum

Phyllomedusa ayeaye

Phytotriades auratus

Platymantis insulatus

Plectrohyla acanthodes

Plectrohyla avia

Plectrohyla calthula

Plectrohyla calvicollina

Plectrohyla celata

Plectrohyla cembra

Plectrohyla chryses

Plectrohyla chrysopleura

Plectrohyla crassa

Plectrohyla cyanomma

Plectrohyla dasypus

Plectrohyla ephemera

Plectrohyla exquisita

Plectrohyla guatemalensis

Plectrohyla hartwegi

Plectrohyla hazelae

Plectrohyla ixil

Plectrohyla pachyderma

Plectrohyla pokomchi

Plectrohyla psarosema

Plectrohyla pycnochila

Plectrohyla quecchi

Plectrohyla sabrina

Plectrohyla siopela

Plectrohyla tecunumani

Plectrohyla teuchestes

Plectrohyla thorectes

Polypedates fastigo

Pristimantis albericoi

Pristimantis bernali

Pristimantis hamiotae

Pristimantis lichenoides

Pristimantis phragmipleuron

Pristimantis simonsii

Pristimantis torrenticola

Pristimantis tribulosus

Pristimantis veletis

Prostherapis dunni

Pseudophilautus amboli

Pseudophilautus limbus

Pseudophilautus lunatus

Pseudophilautus macropus

Pseudophilautus nemus

Pseudophilautus papillosus

Pseudophilautus procax

Pseudophilautus simba

Pseudophryne corroboree

Psychrophrynella guillei

Psychrophrynella illimani

Psychrophrynella kallawaya

Psychrophrynella saltator

Ptychohyla dendrophasma

Ptychohyla hypomykter

Ptychohyla macrotympanum

Ptychohyla sanctaecrucis

Rana chevronta

Rana holtzi

Ranitomeya abdita

Ranitomeya dorisswansonae

Raorchestes chalazodes

Raorchestes chlorosomma

Raorchestes griet

Raorchestes kaikatti

Raorchestes marki

Raorchestes munnarensis

Raorchestes ponmudi

Raorchestes resplendens

Raorchestes shillongensis

Raorchestes sushili

Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus

Rhinella amabilis

Rhinella chavin

Rhinella rostrata

Rhinoderma rufum

Scinax alcatraz

Scinax faivovichi

Scinax peixotoi

Scutiger maculatus

Somuncuria somuncurensis

Strabomantis helonotus

Stumpffia helenae

Taudactylus acutirostris

Taudactylus eungellensis

Taudactylus pleione

Taudactylus rheophilus

Telmatobius atacamensis

Telmatobius cirrhacelis

Telmatobius culeus

Telmatobius espadai

Telmatobius gigas

Telmatobius niger

Telmatobius pefauri

Telmatobius punctatus

Telmatobius vellardi

Telmatobius zapahuirensis

Telmatobufo bullocki

Vandijkophrynus amatolicus

Werneria iboundji

Wolterstorffina chirioi

Xanthophryne tigerina

Xenopus itombwensis

Xenopus longipes

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