Two toads and twelve frogs are known to inhabit the Pinelands. All of these amphibians are dependent on high-quality aquatic habitat for breeding, but some of them are otherwise more closely associated with uplands.
The Pine Barrens is the global stronghold for the Pine Barrens Treefrog, which uses mostly intermittent ponds in characteristic Pine Barrens areas for breeding. Residential development and farming in the Pinelands often result in changes to the chemistry of breeding habitats of these animals, and an influx of non-native species that can displace them. Carpenter Frogs are another characteristic Pine Barrens species, the presence of which indicates a healthy aquatic wildlife community. Some of the other more visible and well-known frog species of the Pine Barrens are the Green Frog and the Southern Leopard Frog.
Descriptions in this section are from A Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, courtesy Plexus Publishing