Rhode Island Herp List

Hey everyone! I figured that a herp list would be useful for users, so here's a complete list for Rhode Island. If I'm missing anything or if any information is incorrect/has been updated, please tell me!


  • Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
  • Northern Watersnake, Nerodia sipedon sipedon
  • Dekay's Brownsnake, Storeria dekayi
  • Northern Ring-necked Snake, Diadophis punctatus edwardsii
  • Eastern Milksnake, Lampropeltis triangulum
  • Northern Black Racer, Coluber constrictor constrictor
  • Eastern Hognose Snake, Heterodon platirhinos (Imperiled)
  • Smooth Greensnake, Opheodrys vernalis
  • Eastern Ratsnake, Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Imperiled)
  • Eastern Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis saurita saurita (Vulnerable)
  • Northern Red-bellied Snake, Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata (Imperiled)
  • Eastern Wormsnake, Carphophis amoenus amoenus (Critically Imperiled)

Freshwater Turtles

  • Eastern Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta picta
  • Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina
  • Spotted Turtle, Clemmys guttata
  • Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina
  • Pond Slider, Trachemys scripta (Introduced)
  • Northern Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin (Imperiled/Vulnerable, but Not Listed in NatureServe)
  • Eastern Musk Turtle, Sternotherus odoratus
  • Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta (Imperiled)

Sea Turtles

  • Leatherback Sea Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea (Critically Imperiled, but Not Listed in NatureServe)
  • Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas (Critically Imperiled, but Not Listed in NatureServe)
  • Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, Lepidochelys kempii (Critically Imperiled, but Not Listed in NatureServe)
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta (Critically Imperiled, but Not Listed in NatureServe)

Frogs and Toads

  • Eastern American Toad, Anaxyrus americanus americanus
  • Wood Frog, Lithobates sylvaticus
  • Green Frog, Lithobates clamitans
  • American Bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus
  • Gray Treefrog, Hyla versicolor
  • Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer
  • Pickerel Frog, Lithobates palustris
  • Fowler's Toad, Anaxyrus fowleri (Vulnerable)
  • Eastern Spadefoot, Scaphiopus holbrookii (Critically Imperiled)
  • Northern Leopard Frog, Lithobates pipiens (Imperiled)


  • Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus
  • Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum
  • Red-spotted Newt, Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens
  • Northern Two-lined Salamander, Eurycea bislineata
  • Four-toed Salamander, Hemidactylium scutatum (Vulnerable)
  • Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum (Imperiled)
  • Northern Dusky Salamander, Desmognathus fuscus
  • Northern Spring Salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus (Critically Imperiled)
Posted on Απρίλιος 07, 2023 1139 ΜΜ by rinaturalist rinaturalist


This is useful, thank you!

Αναρτήθηκε από plantman4 περίπου 1 χρόνος πριν

Very interesting, thank you!

Αναρτήθηκε από polarbearnaturalist 9 μήνες πριν

If I ever come to Rhode Island this will help a lot! Good work!

Αναρτήθηκε από gljcrsmith 7 μήνες πριν

I appreciate the comments! I’ll admit that Rhode Island isn’t the most herpetologically diverse state, but I hope you all will find this useful. If worst comes to worst, tag me. :)

Αναρτήθηκε από rinaturalist 7 μήνες πριν

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