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Old 05-14-03, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats their for herps ?

Hi i am might be going to Florida at the end of the month for a week and wanted to know what kind of snakes and lizard are around there.
I would like to go catch and let go for some fun while I am there I have to drive my dad and grandmother down there so I will have some time to do what i like best and check out the wildlife.
So any INFO on what i will or could find there would be nice

thank-you in advance
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you should check out gator land while you are there. That would be worth the trip
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Flatwoods salamander, Ambystoma cingulatum
* Marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum
* Mole salamander, Ambystoma talpoideum
* Eastern tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum
* Two-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma means
* One-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma pholeter
* Apalachicola dusky salamander, Desmognathus apalachicolae
* Southern dusky salamander, Desmognathus auriculatus
* Spotted dusky salamander, Desmognathus fuscus conanti
* Seal salamander, Desmognathus monticola
* Southern two-lined salamander, Eurycea cirrigera
* Three-lined salamander, Eurycea longicauda guttolineata
* Dwarf salamander, Eurycea quadridigitata
* Georgia blind salamander, Haideotriton wallacei
* Four-toed salamander, Hemidactylium scutatum
* Alabama waterdog, Necturus alabamensis
* Striped newt, Notophthalmus perstriatus
* Eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens
* Central newt, Notopthalmus viridescens louisianensis
* Peninsular newt, Notopthalmus viridescens piaropicola
* Slimy salamander, Plethodon grobmani
* Southern Dwarf siren, Pseudobranchus axanthus
* Narrow-striped dwarf siren, Pseudobranchus axanthus axanthus
* Everglades dwarf siren, Pseudobranchus axanthus belli
* Northern Dwarf siren, Pseudobranchus striatus
* Gulf Hammock dwarf siren, Pseudobranchus striatus lustricolus
* Slender dwarf siren, Pseudobranchus striatus spheniscus
* Broad-striped dwarf siren, Pseudobranchus striatus striatus
* Mud salamander, Pseudotrition montanus
* Gulf coast mud salamander, Pseudotrition montanus flavissimus
* Rusty mud salamander, Pseudotrition montanus floridanus
* Southern red salamander, Pseudotriton ruber
* Eastern lesser siren, Siren intermedia intermedia
* Greater siren, Siren lacertina
* Many-lined salamander, Stereochilus marginatus


* Northern cricket frog, Acris crepitans crepitans
* Southern cricket frog, Acris gryllus
* Southern cricket frog, Acris gryllus gryllus
* Florida cricket frog, Acris gryllus dorsalis
* Giant toad, Bufo marinus---[Introduced]
* Oak toad, Bufo quercicus
* Southern toad, Bufo terrestris
* Fowler's toad, Bufo woodhousei fowleri
* Coqui, Eleutherodactylus coqui---[Introduced]
* Greenhouse frog, Eleutherodactylus planirostris planirostris
* Eastern narrowmouth toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis
* Pine barrens treefrog, Hyla andersonii
* Bird-voiced treefrog, Hyla avivoca
* Cope's gray treefrog, Hyla chrysocelis
* Green treefrog, Hyla cinerea
* Pinewoods treefrog, Hyla femoralis
* Barking treefrog, Hyla gratiosa
* Squirrel treefrog, Hyla squirella
* Cuban treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis---[Introduced]
* Spring peeper, Pseudacris crucifer
* Southern spring peeper, Pseudacris crucifer bartramiana
* Northern spring peeper, Pseudacris crucifer crucifer
* Southern chorus frog, Pseudacris nigrita
* Southern chorus frog, Pseudacris nigrita nigrita
* Florida chorus frog, Pseudacris nigrita verrucosa
* Little grass frog, Pseudacris ocularis
* Ornate chorus frog, Pseudacris ornata
* Upland chorus frog, Pseudacris feriarum
* Gopher frog, Rana capito
* Florida Gopher frog, Rana capito aesopus
* Dusky Gopher frog, Rana capito sevosa
* Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
* Bronze frog, Rana clamitans clamitans
* Pig frog, Rana grylio
* River frog, Rana heckscheri
* Bog frog, Rana okaloosae
* Southern leopard frog, Rana sphenocephala
* Carpentar frog, Rana virgatipes
* Eastern spadefoot toad, Scaphiopus holbrooki holbrooki


* Ameiva, Ameiva ameiva---[Introduced]
* Green anole, Anolis carolinensis
* Hispaniolan green anole, Anolis chlorocyanus---[Introduced]
* Crested anole, Anolis cristatellus---[Introduced]
* Large-headed anole, Anolis cybotes---[Introduced]
* Bark anole, Anolis distichus---[Introduced]
* Green bark anole, Anolis distichus dominicensis---[Introduced]
* Florida bark anole, Anolis distichus floridanus---[Introduced]
* Knight anole, Anolis equestris---[Introduced]
* Jamaican anole, Anolis garmani---[Introduced]
* Brown anole, Anolis sagrei---[Introduced]
* Bahaman brown anole, Anolis sagrei ordinatus---[Introduced]
* Cuban brown anole, Anolis sagrei sagrei---[Introduced]
* Basilisk lizard, Basiliscus vittatus---[Introduced]
* Rainbow lizard, Cnemidophorus lemniscatus---[Introduced]
* Six-lined racerunner, Cnemidophorus sexlineatus
* Ctenosaur, Ctenosaura pectinata---[Introduced]
* Southern coal skink, Eumeces anthracinus
* Mole skink, Eumeces egregius
* Florida Keys mole skink, Eumeces egregius egregius
* Cedar Key mole skink, Eumeces egregius insularis
* Bluetail mole skink, Eumeces egregius lividus
* Peninsula mole skink, Eumeces egregius onocrepis
* Northern mole skink, Eumeces egregius similus
* Five-lined skink, Eumeces fasciatus
* Southeastern five-lined skink, Eumeces inexpectatus
* Broadhead skink, Eumeces laticeps
* Tokay gecko, Gekko gecko---[Introduced]
* Yellow-headed gecko, Gonatodes fuscus---[Introduced]
* Chichak, Hemidactylus frenatus---[Introduced]
* Indo-Pacific gecko, Hemidactylus garnotii---[Introduced]
* House gecko, Hemidactylus mabouia---[Introduced]
* Mediterranean gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus---[Introduced]
* Green iguana, Iguana iguana---[Introduced]
* Northern curly-tailed lizard, Leiocephalus carinatus---[Introduced]
* Hispaniolan curly-tailed lizard, Leiocephalus schreibersi---[Introduced]
* Sand skink, Neoseps reynoldsi
* Eastern slender glass lizard, Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus
* Island glass lizard, Ophisaurus compressus
* Mimic glass lizard, Ophisaurus mimicus
* Eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis
* Texas horned lizard, Phrynosoma cornutum---[Introduced]
* Southern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus undulatus
* Florida scrub lizard, Sceloporus woodi
* Ground skink, Scincella lateralis
* Ocellated gecko, Sphaerodactylus argus---[Introduced]
* Ashy gecko, Sphaerodactylus elegans---[Introduced]
* Reef gecko, Sphaerodactylus notatus


* Florida worm lizard, Rhineura floridana


* Southern copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix
* Cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus
* Florida cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti
* Eastern cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus
* Scarlet snake, Cemophora coccinea
* Florida scarlet snake, Cemophora coccinea coccinea
* Northern scarlet snake, Cemophora coccinea copei
* Racer, Coluber constrictor
* Brownchin racer, Coluber constrictor helvigularis
* Everglades racer, Coluber constrictor paludicola
* Southern racer, Coluber constrictor priapus
* Eastern diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus
* Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus atricaudatus
* Ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus
* Key ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus acricus
* Southern ringneck snake, Diadophis punctatus punctatus
* Eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon corais couperi
* Corn snake, Elaphe guttata
* Corn snake, Elaphe guttata guttata
* Keys corn snake, Elaphe guttata rosacea
* Rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta
* Yellow rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata
* Everglades rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta rossalleni
* Gray rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta spiloides
* Mud snake, Farancia abacura
* Eastern mud snake, Farancia abacura abacura
* Western mud snake, Farancia abacura reinwardtii
* Rainbow snake, Farancia erytrogramma
* Rainbow snake, Farancia erytrogramma erytrogamma
* South Florida rainbow snake, Farancia erytrogramma seminola
* Eastern hognose snake, Heterodon platirhinos
* Southern hognose snake, Heterodon simus
* Mole kingsnake, Lampropeltis calligaster
* Mole kingsnake, Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata
* South Florida mole kingsnake, Lampropeltis calligaster occipitolineata
* Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula
* Florida kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula floridana
* Eastern kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula getula
* Scarlet kingsnake, Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides
* Eastern coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum flagellum
* Eastern coral snake, Micrurus fulvius fulvius
* Salt marsh snake, Nerodia clarkii
* Gulf saltmarsh snake, Nerodia clarkii clarkii
* Mangrove saltmarsh snake, Nerodia clarkii compressicauda
* Atlantic saltmarsh snake, Nerodia clarkii taeniata
* Green watersnake, Nerodia cyclopion
* Plainbelly watersnake, Nerodia erythrogaster
* Redbelly watersnake, Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster
* Yellowbelly watersnake, Nerodia erythrogaster flavigaster
* Banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata
* Banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata fasciata
* Florida banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata pictiventris
* Florida green watersnake, Nerodia floridana
* Midland watersnake, Nerodia sipedon pleuralis
* Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota
* Rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivus
* Rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivus aestivus
* Peninsula green snake, Opheodrys aestivus carinatus
* Pine snake, Pituophis melanoleucus
* Black pine snake, Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi
* Florida pine snake, Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus
* Brahminy blind snake, Ramphotyphlops bramina---[Introduced]
* Striped crayfish snake, Regina alleni
* Glossy crayfish snake, Regina rigida
* Glossy crayfish snake, Regina rigida rigida
* Gulf crayfish snake, Regina rigida sinicola
* Queen snake, Regina septemvittata
* Pine woods snake, Rhadinaea flavilata
* Swamp snake, Seminatrix pygaea
* South Florida swamp snake, Seminatrix pygaea cyclas
* North Florida swamp snake, Seminatrix pygaea pygaea
* Dusky pygmy rattlesnake, Sistrurus miliarius barbouri
* Short-tailed snake, Stilosoma extenuatum
* Brown snake, Storeria dekayi
* Marsh brown snake, Storeria dekayi limnetes
* Florida brown snake, Storeria dekayi victa
* Midland brown snake, Storeria dekayi wrightorum
* Redbelly snake, Storeria occipitomaculata
* Florida redbelly snake, Storeria occipitomaculata obscurus
* Northern redbelly snake, Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata
* Crowned snake, Tantilla coronata
* Rim rock crowned snake, Tantilla oolitica
* Florida crowned snake, Tantilla relicta
* Central Florida crowned snake, Tantilla relicta neilli
* Coastal dunes crowned snake, Tantilla relicta pamlica
* Peninsular crowned snake, Tantilla relicta relicta
* Ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus
* Bluestriped ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus nitae
* Peninsula ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus sackenii
* Eastern ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus sauritus
* Garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis
* Bluestripe garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis similis
* Eastern garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
* Rough earth snake, Virginia striatula
* Smooth earth snake, Virginia valeriae valeriae


* Florida softshell, Apalone ferox
* Gulf coast smooth softshell, Apalone mutica calvata
* Gulf coast spiny softshell, Apalone spinifera aspera
* Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta
* Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina
* Florida snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina osceola
* Common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina serpentina
* Atlantic green turtle, Chelonia mydas
* Painted turtle, Chrysemys picta---[Introduced]
* Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata
* Chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticularia
* Florida chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticularia chrysea
* Eastern chicken turtle, Deirochelys reticularia reticularia
* Leather back sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
* Atlantic hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata
* Gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus
* Barbour's map turtle, Graptemys barbouri
* Ernst's map turtle, Graptemys ernsti
* Striped mud turtle, Kinosternon bauri
* Mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum
* Florida mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri
* Eastern mud turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum
* Kemp's ridley, Lepidochelys kempi
* Alligator snapping turtle, Macroclemmys temmincki
* Diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin
* Carolina diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin centrata
* Ornate diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota
* Mangrove terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin rhizophorarum
* Florida east coast terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin tequesta
* River cooter, Pseudemys concinna
* Eastern river cooter, Pseudemys concinna concinna
* Suwannee cooter, Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis
* Florida cooter, Pseudemys floridana
* Florida cooter, Pseudemys floridana floridana
* Peninsula cooter, Pseudemys floridana peninsularis
* Florida redbelly turtle, Pseudemys nelsoni
* Loggerhead musk turtle, Sternotherus minor
* Loggerhead musk turtle, Sternotherus minor minor
* Stripeneck musk turtle, Sternotherus minor peltifer
* Stinkpot, Sternotherus odoratus
* Box turtle, Terrapene carolina
* Florida box turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri
* Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina
* Gulf coast box turtle, Terrapene carolina major
* Three-toed box turtle, Terrapene carolina triunguis
* Slider, Trachemys scripta
* Yellowbelly turtle, Trachemys scripta scripta
* Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans



* American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
* Common caiman, Caiman crocodilus---[Introduced]
* American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus

Ok I THINK that I am covering anything. Wow...that took a while! Tell me if I've missed anything.
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nice work girl I love it when ppl take the time to do that kind of work.
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Hehe...thanks!! *looks puzzled* I just know that I'm missing something..but what is it?! Argh!!
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Old 05-14-03, 05:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What part of Florida are you going to visit as we have several different style habitats. If you get to Everglades National Park, don't be surprised if you find some Burms.
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thank you very much Emily for the time you put in on that your the best
And Graig i am going to Miami beach if that helps
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<laugh> All you gotta do is copy and paste from one of the many online Florida Reptile Keys. No need to type that all out.

Buy yourself a field guide. I've gone herping down in Florida and I have two field guides. Trust me, it helps!!

It's funny how many introduced species there are.
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Please understand that some animals are protected and MUST NOT be touched. The Eastern Indigo, for example, if you come across one in the wild, do NOT touch it. You can take a picture, but no contact at all... unless of course you want to pay a fine of $50,000......
Just keep walking and ignore the monkeys...

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Have fun. There are lots of great herps here. That really sucks about not being able to pick up an Indigo though. I have always wanted one. I got to hold one here at a state sponsored reptile and amphibian education exhibit. But like I said you should come across some interesting stuff.
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Yeah tons of great herps I wish that I could go again! Can't afford it though
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If you're going to Miami Beach and you're young, trust me, once you get a taste of South Beach you won't be interested in herping! Most of your time will be spent clubbing!
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Sad that 1/2 the lizards are introduced. But it looks like florida is the place to herp.
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ive lived in florida but now i live in iowa and its a big change.Florida is covered with skinks and copperheads and garters,they are everywhere you look.also at night on walls of building there are tons of geckos and tree frogs.also when it rains salamander scome out of nowhere.and these species are located all over florida.imagine what you could find if you actually looked!
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