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Dade County, Missouri


Potential Species Records

Potential species for Dade 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 texanum Small-mouthed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Eurycea spelaea Grotto Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Graptemys ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle Same watershed, within 5 miles Sac
4 Agkistrodon piscivorus Western Cottonmouth Same watershed, within 10 miles Sac
4 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Ambystoma tigrinum Eastern Tiger Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Kinosternon flavescens Yellow Mud Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Lithobates clamitans Green Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Pantherophis emoryi Great Plains Ratsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Pseudemys concinna River Cooter Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Regina grahamii Graham's Crawfish Snake Same watershed, within 20 miles Spring
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 Spring
6 Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle Same watershed, within 20 miles Sac
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Ambystoma annulatum Ringed Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Crotaphytus collaris Eastern Collared Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Eurycea tynerensis Oklahoma Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Hemidactylus turcicus 1 Mediterranean Gecko Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Lithobates sylvaticus Wood Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Plethodon angusticlavius Ozark Zigzag Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Podarcis siculus 1 Italian Wall Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
8 Sistrurus miliarius Western Pygmy Rattlesnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Springfield Plateau
10 Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Adjacent county, same watershed Spring
10 Necturus maculosus Mudpuppy Adjacent county, same watershed Spring

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.