Reptiles & Amphibians

We have several wildlife specialists at MAD, including an Ohio Division of Wildlife Approved Herpetologist. If you’re looking for a specialized survey or just curious about reptiles and amphibian species on your property, we’d love to help you discover them! We have performed wildlife rescue and relocation efforts, Amphibian IBIs, habitat suitability surveys and presence/absence surveys for state listed reptiles and amphibians, and general inventories.

Ohio Listed Reptile Species

F= Federally Listed, SE= State Endangered, ST=State Threatened, SoC= Species of Concern

Copperbelly watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta) F, SE
Plains gartersnake (Thamnophis radix) SE
Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) SE
Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) F, SE
Smooth greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis) SE

Kirtland’s snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) ST
Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) ST
Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) ST
Lake Erie watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum) ST

Woodland box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) SoC
Ouachita map turtle (Graptemys ouachitensis) SoC
Eastern black kingsnake (Lampropeltis nigra) SoC
Eastern gartersnake-melanistic (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) SoC
Northern rough greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus) SoC
Eastern foxsnake (Pantherophis vulpinus) SoC
Queensnake (Regina septemvittata) SoC
Little brown skink (Scincella lateralis) SoC
Eastern smooth earthsnake (Virginia valeriae valeriae) SoC
Short-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis brachystoma) SoC
Eastern hognose snake (Heterdon platirhinos) SoC

Eastern Massasauga

Blanding's Turtle

Ohio Listed Amphibians

F= Federally Listed, SE= State Endangered, ST=State Threatened, SoC= Species of Concern

Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensisSE
Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) SE
Green salamander (Aneides aeneus) SE
Cave salamander (Eurycea lucifuga) SE
Eastern spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) SE

Midland mud salamander (Pseudotriton montanus diastictusST

Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatumSoC
Blanchard’s cricket frog (Acris blanchardiSoC

Four-toed Salamander Eggs