Reptiles and Amphibians of the Broad River Basin, South Carolina

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The list below compiles all observations made by the Davidson Herpetology Lab of Broad River herpetofauna from April 2010 through November 2010. All species potentially occurring within the Broad River basin are listed. Species common names are linked to descriptions provided by the herpetology group at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. Additional life-history information for the species listed below is available through the Herps of NC website. Priority species as designated by the South Carolina Wildlife Conservation Plan are indicated by asterisks (*). Detection codes are as follows: CS = species detected during anuran calling surveys, AS = species detected through active searches, TT = species detected through aquatic turtle trapping using hoop-net traps, I = species detected through incidental means (e.g., seen on road or at study sites outside of survey times), ND = as of November 2010, the species has not been detected through our survey methods.

Common Name Scientific Name Detected?


American Alligator * Alligator mississippiensis ND


Common Snapping Turtle * Chelydra serpentina TT
Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus TT, AS
Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum ND
Striped Mud Turtle * Kinosternon baurii ND
Spotted Turtle * Clemmys guttata ND
Bog Turtle * Clemmys muhlenbergii ND
Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina AS, I
Yellowbelly Slider * Trachemys scripta TT, I
Eastern River Cooter * Pseudemys concinna TT, AS
Florida Cooter * Pseudemys floridana ND
Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta AS
Chicken Turtle * Deirochelys reticularia ND
Spiny Softshell * Apalone spinifera ND


Green Anole Anolis carolinensis
Eastern Fence Lizard
Sceloporus undulatus AS
Six-lined Racerunner
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus AS
Ground Skink Scincella lateralis AS
Five-lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus AS
Broadhead Skink Eumeces laticeps AS
Southeastern Five-lined Skink Eumeces inexpectatus ND
Eastern Glass Lizard Ophisaurus ventralis ND
Slender Glass Lizard * Ophisaurus attenuatus ND


Brown Watersnake Nerodia taxispilota AS
Redbelly Watersnake Nerodia erythrogaster ND
Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon AS
Banded Watersnake Nerodia fasciata ND
Queen Snake Regina septemvittata ND
Glossy Crayfish Snake Regina rigida ND
Black Swamp Snake * Seminatrix pygaea ND
Brown Snake Storeria dekayi AS
Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata AS
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ND
Eastern Ribbon Snake Thamnophis sauritus ND
Smooth Earth Snake Virginia valeriae ND
Rough Earth Snake Virginia striatula ND
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos ND
Southern Hognose Snake * Heterodon simus ND
Southern Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus ND
Eastern Worm Snake Carphophis amoenus AS
Mud Snake Farancia abacura ND
Rainbow Snake Farancia erytrogramma ND
Black Racer Coluber constrictor AS
Eastern Coachwhip
Masticophis flagellum ND
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus AS, I
Corn Snake Elaphe guttata I
Rat Snake Elaphe obsoleta AS, I
Pine Snake * Pituophis melanoleucus ND
Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula ND
Scarlet Kingsnake * Lampropeltis triangulum ND
Mole Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster I
Scarlet Snake Cemophora coccinea ND
Southeastern Crowned Snake Tantilla coronata ND
Eastern Coral Snake * Micrurus fulvius ND
Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix I
Eastern Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus AS
Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius ND
Timber Rattlesnake * Crotalus horridus ND


Dwarf Waterdog Necturus punctatus ND
Two-toed Amphiuma Amphiuma means ND
Greater Siren Siren lacertina ND
Lesser Siren Siren intermedia ND
Mole Salamander Ambystoma talpoideum ND
Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum AS
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum AS
Eastern Tiger Salamander * Ambystoma tigrinum ND
Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens AS
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus AS
Southern Dusky Salamander * Desmognathus auriculatus ND
Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus AS
Four-toed Salamander * Hemidactylium scutatum ND
Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus ND
Mud Salamander Pseudotriton montanus ND
Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber ND
Southern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera AS
Three-lined Salamander Eurycea guttolineata AS
Dwarf Salamander Eurycea quadridigitata ND
Chamberlain’s Dwarf Salmander * Eurycea chamberlaini ND

Frogs and Toads

Eastern Spadefoot Scaphiopus holbrooki AS, I
American Toad Bufo americanus CS, AS
Southern Toad Bufo terrestris CS
Fowler’s Toad Bufo fowleri CS, AS, I
Oak Toad Bufo quericus ND
Cricket Frog * Acris sp. CS, AS
Pine Barrens Treefrog * Hyla andersonii ND
Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea CS, AS, I
Barking Treefrog Hyla gratiosa ND
Pine Woods Treefrog Hyla femoralis ND
Squirrel Treefrog Hyla squirella ND
Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis CS, AS
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer CS, AS
Upland Chorus Frog Pseudacris feriarum CS, AS
Southern Chorus Frog Pseudacris nigrita ND
Brimley’s Chorus Frog Pseudacris brimleyi ND
Ornate Chorus Frog Pseudacris ornata ND
Eastern Narrowmouth Toad Gastrophryne carolinensis CS, AS
Rana catesbeiana CS, AS, I
Carpenter Frog Rana virgatipes ND
Green Frog Rana clamitans CS, AS
Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala CS, AS, I
Pickerel Frog * Rana palustris AS
Gopher Frog * Rana capito ND

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