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Padre Island National Seashore Reptiles

The following reptiles have been documented at Padre Island National Seashore. The common and scientific names have been given for each.

Frogs and Toads

Rio Grande Leopard Frog - Rana Berlandieri

Green Treefrog - Hyla cinerea

Hurter's Spadefoot - Scaphiopus hurterii

Spotted Chorus Frog - Pseudacris clarkii

Gulf Coast Toad - Bufo valliceps

Texas Toad - Bufo speciosus

Couch's Spadefoot - Scaphiopus couchii

Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad - astrophryne olivacea

Sea Turtles

Leatherback sea turtle - Dermochelys coriacea

Green sea turtle - Chelonia mydas

Kemp's Ridley sea turtle - Lepidochelys kempii

Hawksbill sea turtle - Eretmochelys imbricata

Loggerhead sea turtle - Caretta caretta

Terrestrial Turtles

Red-eared Slider - Trachemys scripta elegans

Yellow Mud Turtle - Kinosternon flavescens

Texas Tortoise - Gopherus berlandieri

Common Snapping Turtle - Chelydra serpentina

Ornate Box Turtle - Terrapene ornata

Texas Diamondback Terrapin - Malaclemys terrapin littoralis


Keeled Earless Lizard - Holbrookia propinqua

Western Slender Grass Lizard - Ophisaurus attenuatus

Six-lined Racerunner - Cnemidophorus s sexlineatus

Great Plains Skink - Eumeces obsoletus

Texas Spotted Whiptail - Cnemidophorus gularis

Spot-tailed Earless Lizard - Holbrookia laceretus

Mediterranean Gecko - Hemidactylus tursicus

Green Anole - Anolis carolinensis

Ground Skink - Scincella lateralis

Texas Horned Lizard - Phrynosoma cornutum

Rosebelly Lizard - Sceloporus variabilis marmoratus

Texas Spiny Lizard - Sceloprus olivaceus


Western Coachwhip - Masticophis flagellum testaceus

Mexican Milk Snake - Lampropeltis triangulum annulata

Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake - Thamnophis proximus orarius

Marcy's Checkered Garter Snake - Thamnophis marcianus

Diamondback Water Snake - Nerodia rhombifera

Texas Glossy Snake - Arizona elegans arenicola

Eastern Hognose Snake - Heterodon platirhinos

Racer - Coluber constrictor

Flat Head Snake - Tantilla gracilis

Bullsnake - Pituophis catenifer sayi

Texas Patch Nose Snake - Salvadora rahamiae lineata

Ground Snake - Sonora semiannulata

Gulf Salt Marsh Snake - Nerodia clarkii clarkii

Texas Rat Snake - Elaphe obsoleta lindheimerii

Great Plains Rat Snake - Elaphe guttata emoryi

Rough Earth Snake - Virginia striatula

Marsh Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi limnetes

Texas Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi texana

Desert Kingsnake - Lampropeltis getula splendida

Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon Corais erebennus

Texas Blind Snake - Leptotyphlops dulcis

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox

Western Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus

Desert Massasauga - Sistrurus catenatus edwardsi

Texas Coral Snake - Micrurus tener


American Alligator - Alligator mississippiensis

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