Five-lined Skink

Five-lined skink Joe Crowley

Reptiles and Amphibians of Ontario

Turtles | Snakes | Lizard | Salamanders | Frogs and Toads

Click on the picture or link to view a photo, range map and description of each species.

To view an interactive map of the known ranges of all reptile and amphibian species in Ontario, click here.

Last updated June 2015

Turtles

Blanding's Turtle

Blanding's Turtle

(Emydoidea blandingii)

Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern Box Turtle

(Terrapene carolina)

Eastern Musk Turtle

Eastern Musk Turtle

(Sternotherus odoratus)

 

Midland Painted Turtle

Midland Painted Turtle

(Chrysemys picta marginata)

Northern Map Turtle 

Northern Map Turtle

(Graptemys geographica)

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

(Chelydra serpentina)

Spiny Softshell

Spiny Softshell

(Apalone spinifera)

Spotted Turtle

Spotted Turtle

(Clemmys guttata)

Western painted turtle CREDIT Joe Crowley

Western Painted Turtle

(Chrysemys picta bellii)

Wood Turtle

Wood  Turtle

(Glyptemys insculpta)

 

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Snakes

Blue Racer

Blue Racer

(Coluber constrictor foxii)

Butler's Gartersnake

Butler's Gartersnake

(Thamnophis butleri)

Dekay's Brownsnake

Dekay's Brownsnake

(Storeria dekayi)

Eastern Foxsnake, credit Joe Crowley

Eastern Foxsnake

(Pantherophis gloydi)

Eastern Gartersnake

Eastern Gartersnake

(Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

(Heterodon platirhinos)

Eastern Ribbonsnake

Eastern Ribbonsnake

(Thamnophis sauritus)

Gray Ratsnake

Gray Ratsnake

(Pantherophis spiloides)

Lake Erie Watersnake

Lake Erie Watersnake

(Nerodia sipedon insularum)

Massasauga 

Massasauga

(Sistrurus catenatus)

Milksnake

Milksnake

(Lampropeltis triangulum)

Ring-necked Snake

Northern Ring-necked Snake

(Diadophis punctatus)

Northern Watersnake

Northern Watersnake

(Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

Queensnake

Queensnake

(Regina septemvittata)

Red-bellied Snake

Red-bellied Snake

(Storeria occipitomaculata)

Red-sided Gartersnake CREDIT: CV Vick

Red-sided Gartersnake

(Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis)

Smooth Greensnake

Smooth Greensnake

(Opheodrys vernalis)

Timber rattlesnake, credit Amelia Argue

Timber Rattlesnake

(Crotalus horridus)

 

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Lizard

Five-lined Skink

Five-lined Skink

(Plestiodon fasciatus)

 

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Salamanders

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander

(Desmognathus ochrophaeus)

Blue-spotted Salamander credit Joe Crowley

Blue-spotted Salamander

(Ambystoma laterale)

Eastern Newt

Central Newt
(Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis)

Eastern Red-backed Salamander

Eastern Red-backed Salamander

(Plethodon cinereus
)

Eastern tiger salamander

Eastern Tiger Salamander

(Ambystoma tigrinum
)

Four-toed Salamander credit Joe Crowley

Four-toed Salamander

(Hemidactylium scutatum)

Jefferson Salamander credit Scott Gillingwater

Jefferson Salamander

(Ambystoma jeffersonianum)

Mudpuppy

Mudpuppy

(Necturus maculosus)

Northern Dusky Salamander

Northern Dusky Salamander

(Desmognathus fuscus)

Two-lined Salamander credit Scott Gillingwater

Northern Two-lined Salamander

(Eurycea bislineata)

red-spotted newt

 

Red-spotted Newt
(Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens)

Small-mouthed Salamander

Small-mouthed Salamander

(Ambystoma texanum)


Spotted Salamander credit Joe Crowley

Spotted Salamander

(Ambystoma maculatum)

 

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Frogs and Toads

American Bullfrog credit Joe Crowley

American Bullfrog

(Lithobates catesbeianus)

American Toad credit Joe Crowley

American Toad

(Anaxyrus americanus)

Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

(Pseudacris maculata)

Fowler's Toad

Fowler's Toad

(Anaxyrus fowleri)

Gray Treefrog credit Joe Crowley

Gray Treefrog

(Hyla versicolor)

Green frog

Green Frog

(Lithobates clamitans)

Mink Frog

Mink Frog

(Lithobates septentrionalis)

Northern Cricket Frog

Northern Cricket Frog

(Acris crepitans)

Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Leopard Frog

(Lithobates pipiens)

Pickerel Frog

Pickerel Frog

(Lithobates palustris)

Spring Peeper credit Joe Crowley

Spring Peeper

(Pseudacris crucifer)

Western Chorus Frog

Western Chorus Frog

(Pseudacris triseriata)

Wood Frog

Wood Frog

(Lithobates sylvaticus)

 

To view an interactive map of the known ranges of all reptile and amphibian species in Ontario, click here.

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