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Cape Girardeau County, Missouri


Potential Species Records

Potential species for Cape Girardeau 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 Apalone mutica Midland Smooth Softshell Same watershed, within 5 miles Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
2 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles St. Francis Lowlands
2 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles St. Francis Lowlands
2 Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles St. Francis Lowlands
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Heterodon gloydi Dusty Hog-nosed Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles St. Francis Lowlands
4 Lampropeltis nigra Eastern Black Kingsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Ophisaurus attenuatus Western Slender Glass Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
6 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles St. Francis Lowlands
6 Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles St. Francis Lowlands
6 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Whitewater
7 Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
7 Deirochelys reticularia Western Chicken Turtle Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
8 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Eastern Ozark Border
8 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles River Hills
8 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Eastern Ozark Border
9 Tantilla gracilis Flat-headed Snake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
11 Pseudacris fouquettei Cajun Chorus Frog Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands