Snake Road 2013 Part 1: Amphibians

7:12 PM

Better late than never.  Happy 2014 everyone!  I've been waiting to post these photos for a while now.  This past October (2013) I again went down to Snake Road, IL with some great friends.  As always I met great new people, saw great new wildlife and enjoyed several laughs.  Here are some photos of some of the amphibians we encountered: 

Central Newt (Notophthalmus viridenscens louisianensis)

Central Newt (Notophthalmus viridenscens louisianensis)

Central Newt (Notophthalmus viridenscens louisianensis)

Southern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea cirrigera)? Larval stage.

Southern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea cirrigera)? Larval stage.

Spotted Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus conanti), young salamander still transitioning to an adult

Spotted Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus conanti), young salamander still transitioning to an adult

Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifuga)

Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifuga)

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Mole Salamander (Ambyatome talpoideum)

Dwarf American Toad (Bufo americanus charlesmithi)

Fowler’s Toad (Anaxyrus fowleri)

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus)

Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus)


Amphibians Observed by Our (Smaller) Group at Snake Road:

*- Indicates a lifer for me!
- Needs to be confirmed
  1. Western Lesser Siren (Siren intermedia nettingi)
  2. Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifuga)
  3. Long-Tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda longicauda)
  4. Spotted Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus conanti)* 
  5. Southern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea cirrigera)*
  6. Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
  7. Yellow-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
  8. Mole Salamander (Ambyatome talpoideum)
  9. Central Newt (Notophthalmus viridenscens louisianensis)
  10. Dwarf American Toad (Bufo americanus charlesmithi)
  11. Fowler’s Toad (Anaxyrus fowleri)
  12. Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
  13. Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
  14. Bird-Voice Treefrog (Hyla avivoca)
  15. Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)
  16. Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus)
  17. Bronze Frog (Lithobates clamitans clamitans)
   Wonderful trip!

      Good herping!    
      
      ~ Kristen Martyn


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