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Michigan Reptiles and Amphibians

SNAKES · LIZARDS · TURTLES

FROGS · TOADS · SALAMANDERS

MSH Massasauga Conservation Fund

MSH is currently working on Field Guide Pages to be posted here on the Website. As they become available you will be able to link to them below.


The following information has been reproduced or complied from the field guides with permission to use such material from the author, James Harding, for the sole use of educating the public on native Reptiles and Amphibians. The field guides used were:

  • Michigan Snakes: A Field Guide and Pocket Reference (1989; rev. 1998) by J.A. Holman, J.H. Harding, M.M. Hensley, and G.R. Dudderar, Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service, East Lansing, E-2000.
  • Michigan Turtles and Lizards by J. H. Harding and J. A. Holman, (1997) Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service, East Lansing, Bulletin E-2234.
  • Michigan Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders by J. H. Harding and J. A. Holman, (1992) Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service, East Lansing, Bulletin E-2350.
  • Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region by J.H. Harding, (2000) University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.

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MICHIGAN REPTILES


Snakes:

The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake is Michigan's only venomous snake. All other species are non-venomous and harmless to humans.

KIRTLAND'S SNAKE (Clonophis kirtlanii) (State Endangered)

NORTHERN COPPERBELLIED WATER SNAKE (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)
(State Endangered, Federally Threatened)

NORTHERN WATER SNAKE (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

QUEEN SNAKE (Regina septemvittata)

BROWN SNAKE (Storeria dekayi)

NORTHERN RED-BELLIED SNAKE (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata)

EASTERN GARTER SNAKE (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)

BUTLER'S GARTER SNAKE (Thamnophis butleri)

NORTHERN RIBBON SNAKE (Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis)

NORTHERN RINGNECK SNAKE (Diadophis punctatus edwardsi)

EASTERN HOGNOSE SNAKE (Heterodon platyrhinos)

BLUE RACER (Coluber constrictor foxi)

BLACK RAT SNAKE (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) (Special Concern)

EASTERN FOX SNAKE (Elaphe vulpina gloydi) (State Threatened)

WESTERN FOX SNAKE (Elaphe vulpina vulpina)

EASTERN MILK SNAKE (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)

EASTERN SMOOTH GREEN SNAKE (Opheodrys vernalis vernalis)

EASTERN MASSASAUGA RATTLESNAKE (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)
(Special Concern) (VENOMOUS)
(MSH Massasauga Conservation Fund)

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Lizards:

FIVE-LINED SKINK (Eumeces fasciatus)

SIX-LINED RACERUNNER (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus)

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Turtles:

SNAPPING TURTLE (Chelydra serpentina)

COMMON MUSK TURTLE (Sternotherus odoratus)

SPOTTED TURTLE (Clemmys guttata) (State Threatened)

WOOD TURTLE (Clemmys insculpta) (Special Concern)

EASTERN BOX TURTLE (Terrapene carolina carolina) (Special Concern)

BLANDING'S TURTLE (Emydoidea blandingii) (Special Concern)

COMMON MAP TURTLE (Graptemys geographica)

PAINTED TURTLE (Chrysemys picta)

RED-EARED SLIDER (Trachemys scripta elegans)

SPINY SOFTSHELL TURTLE (Apalone spinifera)

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MICHIGAN AMPHIBIANS


Frogs:

BLANCHARD'S CRICKET FROG (Acris crepitans blanchardi) (Special Concern)

WESTERN CHORUS FROG AND BOREAL CHORUS FROG
(Pseudacris triseriata triseriata and Pseudacris triseriata maculata)

(The Boreal Chrous Frog is listed as Special Concern and is only found on Isle Royale)

NORTHERN SPRING PEEPER (Pseudacris crucifer crucifer)

EASTERN GRAY TREEFROG AND COPE'S GRAY TREEFROG (Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis)

GREEN FROG (Rana clamitans melanota)

BULLFROG (Rana catesbeiana)

NORTHERN LEOPARD FROG (Rana pipiens)

PICKEREL FROG (Rana palustris)

MINK FROG (Rana septentrionalis)

WOOD FROG (Rana sylvatica)

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Toads

EASTERN AMERICAN TOAD (Bufo americanus americanus)

FOWLER'S TOAD (Bufo woodhousii fowleri)

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Salamanders:

MUDPUPPY (Necturus maculosus maculosus)

WESTERN LESSER SIREN (Siren intermedia nettingi)

BLUE=SPOTTED SALAMANDER (Ambystoma laterale)

SPOTTED SALAMANDER (Ambystoma maculatum)

MARBLED SALAMANDER (Ambystoma opacum) (State Threatened)

SMALL-MOUTHED SALAMANDER (Ambystoma texanum) (State Endangered)

EASTERN TIGER SALAMANDER (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum)

EASTERN NEWT (Notophthalmus viridescens)

RED-BACKED SALAMANDER (Plethodon cinereus)

FOUR-TOED SALAMANDER (Hemidactylium scutatum)


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