Amphibian Species
in the Sligo Creek Watershed

Map of Sligo Amphibian Species

Confirmed, Expected and/or Possible Amphibian Species in the Sligo Creek Watershed

Click common name for photo (if underlined)


Location in Watershed
Common Name Scientific Name Upper Middle Lower
Greater Siren Siren leacertina U U U
Red-Spotted Newt Notopthalmus viridescens U U U
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum C P P
Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum U U U
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus C C C
Northern Two-Lined Salamander Eurycea bislineata C C E
Longtail Salamander Eurycea longicauda U U U
Four-Toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum U U U
Redback Salamander Plethodon cinereus C U U
Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus C P P
Eastern Mud Salamander Pseudotriton ruber U U U
Northern Red Salamander Psuedotriton ruber U U U

Frogs and Toads

Eastern Spadefoot Toad Scaphiopus holbrookii U U U
Eastern American Toad Bufo americanus C C C
Fowler's Toad Bufo woodhousii P P P
Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans U U U
Green Tree Frog Hyla cinera U U U
Northern Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer C U P
Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor C U P
Striped Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata U U U
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana C E E
Green Frog Rana clamitans C E E
Pickerel Frog Rana palustris C E E
Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala U U P
Wood Frog Rana sylvatica C U P

This list, updated with FrogWatch results from 2005, was compiled by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in 1998 with reference to Herbert S. Harris, Jr., "Distributional Survey (Amphibia/Reptilia): Maryland and the District of Columbia," in Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society, vol. 11, no. 3 (30 Sept. 1975); and on Athanas, C. & Assoc., Inc, 1998; Buchart-Horn, Inc., 1989; Fowler, A., 1945; Galli, J., 1998; Harris, H.S., 1969; Hill, J. & G.B. Mackieman, 1989; Univ. of MD College Park, 1993.
C Confirmed
E Expected
P Possible
U presence highly Unlikely