Amphibians and Reptiles of Long Island,
Staten Island and Manhattan


List of species of Long Island and Staten Island

FROGS
1.     Spring Peeper- Acris crucifer
2.     Northern Gray Treefrog - Hyla versicolor
3.     Bullfrog - Rana catesbeiana
4.     Green Frog - Rana clamitans
5.     Wood Frog - Rana sylvatica
6.     Southern Leopard Frog - Rana sphenocephala utricularius5
7.     Pickerel Frog - Rana palustris
8.     Fowler’s Toad - Bufo fowleri
9.     Eastern Spadefoot - Scaphiopus holbrookii holbrookii5

SALAMANDERS
10.   Marbled Salamander - Ambystoma opacum
11.   Spotted Salamander - Ambystoma maculatum5
12.   Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum3
13.   Blue Spotted Salamander Complex - Ambystoma laterale x jeffersonianum5
14.   Redback Salamander - Plethodon cinereus
15.   Four Toed Salamander - Hemidactylium scutatum
16.   Red-Spotted Newt - Notophthalmus viridescens
17.   Two Lined Salamander - Eurycea bislineata
18.   Red Salamander - Pseudotriton ruber
19.   Dusky Salamander - Desmognathus fuscus
 

TURTLES
20.   Snapping Turtle - Chelydra serpentina
21.   Eastern Box Turtle - Terrapene carolina carolina
22.   Spotted Turtle - Clemmys guttata5
23a. Painted Turtle - Chrysemys picta ssp.7
23b. Eastern Painted Turtle - Chrysemys picta picta
24.   Eastern Mud Turtle - Kinosternon subrubrum4
25.   Northern Diamondback Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin terrapin5
26.   Common Musk Turtle - Sternotherus odoratus
27.   Redbelly Turtle - Pseudemys rubriventris7
28.   Red Eared Slider - Trachemys scripta elegans7
29.   Yellowbelly Turtle - Trachemys scripta scripta7
30.   Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Caretta caretta2, 4
31.   Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle - Lepidochelys kempii1, 3
32.   Green Sea Turtle - Chelonia mydas2, 4
33.   Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Eretmochelys imbricata1, 3
34.   Leatherback Sea Turtle - Dermochelys coriacea1, 3

SNAKES
35.   Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi
36.   Northern Water Snake - Nerodia sipedon
37a. Common Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis ssp.7
37b. Eastern Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
38a. Ribbon Snake - Thamnophis sauritus ssp.7
38b. Eastern Ribbon Snake - Thamnophis sauritus sauritus
39.   Milk Snake - Lampropeltis triangulum
40.   Worm Snake - Carphophis amoenus5
41.   Black Racer - Coluber constrictor
42.   Smooth Green Snake - Liochlorophis vernalis
43.   Eastern Hognose Snake - Heterodon platirhinos5
44.   Ringneck Snake - Diadophis punctatus
45.   Northern Redbelly Snake - Storeria occipitomaculata
 

LIZARDS
46.   Italian Wall Lizard - Podarcis sicula7
47.   Northern Fence Lizard - Sceloporus undulatus7
 

SPECIES EXTIRPATED FROM L.I. , S.I. AND MANHATTAN
48.  Northern Cricket Frog - Acris crepitans4, 6
49.  Timber Rattlesnake - Crotalus horridus4, 6
50.  Bog Turtle - Clemmys muhlenbergii1, 3, 6
51.  Wood Turtle - Clemmys insculpta2, 5, 6, 7
52.  Chorus Frog - Pseudacris triseriata6
 

SPECIES INTRODUCED TO L.I, S.I.  AND MANHATTAN
23a. Painted Turtle - Chrysemys picta ssp.7
27.   Red Eared Slider - Trachemys scripta elegans7
28.   Redbelly Turtle - Pseudemys rubriventris7
29.   Yellowbelly Turtle - Trachemys scripta scripta7
51.   Wood Turtle - Clemmys insculpta5, 6, 7
38a. Common Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis ssp7
39a. Ribbon Snake - Thamnophis sauritus ssp.7
47.   Italian Wall Lizard - Podarcis sicula7
48.   Northern Fence Lizard - Sceloporus undulatus7
25.   Diamondback Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin ssp5
 
 
 

1 = Federally Endangered Species
2 = Federally Threatened Species
3 = New York State Endangered Species
4 = New York State Threatened Species
5 = New York State Special Concern Species
6 = Species Extinct in our area
7 = Species Introduced to our area