This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.


Barry County, Missouri


Potential Species Records

Potential species for Barry County. Species are listed in descending order of their likelihood of occurrence within the county. Click on a species or common name to view more information about that species. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood Species Common Name Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
2 Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Spring
2 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles James
2 Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles White River Hills
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
4 Chrysemys picta Western Painted Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles White River Hills
6 Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles James
6 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Lithobates areolatus Northern Crawfish Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Sonora semiannulata Variable Groundsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Elk
8 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles White River Hills
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 30 miles James
8 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
8 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau

Notes

1 This species is not native to Missouri. Thus far, non-native reptiles in Missouri have only been found in urban areas and do not appear to constitute a threat to our native herpetofauna. This is not the case everywhere and non-native species that become invasive are considered by many biologists to be a major threat, second only to habitat loss, to our native species. Care should be taken to prevent the spread of this and all non-native species. Furthermore, it is illegal to release non-native species into the environment.