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