There are 18 species of amphibians in Rhode Island. Three of these species (wood frog, spotted and marbled salamanders) typically use vernal ponds for breeding.  Seven other species (n.spring peeper, gray treefrog, red-spotted newt, pickerel frog, American toad, green frog, spadefoot toad) frequently breed in vernal ponds.
wood frog
Wood Frog
Rana sylvatica
spotted salamander
Spotted Salamander
Ambystoma maculatum
marbled salamander
Marbled Salamander
Ambystoma opacum
spring peeper
Northern Spring Peeper
Pseudacris c. crucifer
American toad
Eastern American Toad
Bufo a. americanus
gray treefrog
Gray Treefrog
Hyla versicolor
red-spotted newt
Red-spotted Newt
Notophthalmus v. viridescens
green frog
Green Frog
Rana clamitans melanota
American Bullfrog
Rana catesbeiana
pickerel frog
Pickerel Frog
Rana palustris

  other amphibians  
  Northern Leopard Frog
Rana pipiens
4-toed salamander
Four-toed Salamander
Hemidactylium scutatum
Fowler's toad
Fowler's Toad
Bufo woodhousii fowleri
spadefoot Eastern Spadefoot Toad
Scaphiopus holbrookii
redback salamander Northern Redback Salamander
Plethodon cinereus
  Northern Two-lined Salamander
Eurycea bislineata
dusky salamander Northern Dusky Salamander
Desmognathus fuscus
  Northern Spring Salamander
Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus