Field Guide To The San Gabriel Mountains: Amphibians

Common NameScientific NameHabitatLinks
California NewtTaricha torosaalong creeks and streams in rocky areasSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Arboreal SalamanderAneides lugubris SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
California Slender SalamanderBatrachoseps attenuatus CalPhotos, other source
San Gabriel Mountain Slender Salamander*Batrachoseps gabrieliSan Gabriel Canyon above 3,000 feetSCSC, CalPhotos, other source
Black-bellied Slender SalamanderBatrachoseps nigriventris under leaf litter in oak woodlandSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Pacific Slender SalamanderBatrachoseps pacificus major SCSC, CalPhotos
Monterey SalamanderEnsatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Western Spadefoot Toad*Spea hammondiigrasslands, scrub, chaparral, dry woodlandsSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Western ToadBufo boreasnear water; during wet season on roadsSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Arroyo Southwestern Toad*Bufo microscaphus californicuspermanent streams in dry regionsSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Red-Spotted ToadBufo punctatusnear springs, rocky streams and riverbeds in arid or semiarid regionsSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
California TreefrogHyla cadaverinastreams with big rocks in the channelSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Pacific TreefrogHyla regillaponds, fresh water marshes, slow streamsSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
California Red-Legged Frog*Rana auroraslow streams and riversSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog*Rana boyliistream banksSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog*Rana muscosamountain creeks and lakesSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH
BullfrogRana catesbeianapermanent waterSCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH

* Animals considered as special animals in the California Department of Fish and Game Natural Diversity Database List of Species, Amphibians.

This list was derived from the Eaton Canyon Docent Training Manual Windows into the Wild, November 1982, and the Arroyo Seco Watershed Sanitary Survey, May 1996, Appendix E, Fish and Wildlife Species Occurring in the Forest, City of Pasadena Water and Power Department.

These two sources were used extensively in preparing this page:

SCNH = Southern California Natural History
SCSC = A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California by Robert N. Fisher and Ted J. Case with photos by Chris Brown

Further links:

California Department of Fish and Game Natural Diversity Database List of Species, Amphibians

Translations of the Scientific Names of the Reptiles and Amphibians of North America

Amphibian Species Identification Guide (An Online Guide for the Identification of Amphibians in the United States and Canada from the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center)

Tadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and Key by Ronald Altig, Roy W. McDiarmid, Kimberly A. Nichols and Paul C. Ustach.

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Updated 9 December 2001