Common Name Scientific Name Habitat Links California Newt Taricha torosa along creeks and streams in rocky areas SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus CalPhotos, other source San Gabriel Mountain Slender Salamander* Batrachoseps gabrieli San Gabriel Canyon above 3,000 feet SCSC, CalPhotos, other source Black-bellied Slender Salamander Batrachoseps nigriventris under leaf litter in oak woodland SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Pacific Slender Salamander Batrachoseps pacificus major SCSC, CalPhotos Monterey Salamander Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Western Spadefoot Toad* Spea hammondii grasslands, scrub, chaparral, dry woodlands SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Western Toad Bufo boreas near water; during wet season on roads SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Arroyo Southwestern Toad* Bufo microscaphus californicus permanent streams in dry regions SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Red-Spotted Toad Bufo punctatus near springs, rocky streams and riverbeds in arid or semiarid regions SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH California Treefrog Hyla cadaverina streams with big rocks in the channel SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Pacific Treefrog Hyla regilla ponds, fresh water marshes, slow streams SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH California Red-Legged Frog* Rana aurora slow streams and rivers SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog* Rana boylii stream banks SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog* Rana muscosa mountain creeks and lakes SCSC, CalPhotos, SCNH Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana permanent water SCSC, 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
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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