Field Guide – Reptiles & Amphibians

Watershed Field Guide: Reptiles & Amphibians

The data on reptiles and amphibians found, or expected to be present in the Doan Brook watershed, is compiled from sources reported in 1968-1994.

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COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME STATUS
  Frogs and Toads      
  American toad Bufo americanus  small numbers
  Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana  release; reproduction doubtful
  Green frog Rana clamitans  release; reproduction
  Leopard frog Rana pipiens  possible
  Spring peeper Hyla crucifer  
  Salamanders    
  Dusky salamander Desmognathus fuscus  should be present
  Redback salamander Plethodon cinereus  rare
  Slimy salamander Plethodon glutinosis  
  Spotted newt Diemictylus viridescens should be present  
  Two-lined salamander Eurycea bislineata rare
  Snakes    
  Black rat snake Elaphae obsoleta release 
  Brown or DeKay’s snake Storeria dekayi probably present in small numbers 
  Common watersnake Natrix sipedon should be present 
  Eastern gartersnake Thamnophis sirtalis  
  Milksnake, eastern Lampropeltis doliata  
  Red-bellied snake Storeria occipitomaculata   
  Turtles    
  Blanding’s turtle Emydoidea blandingi present 
  Box turtle Terrapene carolina release 
  Map turtle Graptemys geographica probable 
  Midland painted turtle Chrysemys picta marginata present
  Red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans release 
  Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina present
  Spotted turtle Clemmys guttata release 
  Stinkpot, musk turtle Sternotharus odoratus present 
  Wood turtle Clemmys insculpata release