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