USGS SESC - Everglades - Herpetofauna - 2000-2002

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The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) requires the use of ecological indicators to measure the success of restoration efforts. The Everglades amphibian community is ideal because amphibians are present in all habitats and under all hydrologic regimes. During Everglades restoration, hydrologic patterns will change and the response of ecological indicators will determine success. Fourteen amphibian species were detected through VES, vocalization surveys and trapping methods throughout the study and the occurrence information collected in this project database. USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC).

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Occurrence; amphibians restoration ecological indicators reptiles ARMI; Observation


Kenneth Rice
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
SESC Center Director
U.S. Geological Survey
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Matt Cannister
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U.S. Geological Survey
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Geographic Coverage

Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [25.148, -81.447], North East [25.817, -80.497]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Lithobates grylio (Pig Frog), Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad), Anaxyrus quercicus (Oak Toad), Anaxyrus terrestris (Southern Toad), Rhinella marina (Cane Toad), Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog), Hyla cinerea (Green Tree Frog), Pseudacris nigrita (Southern Chorus Frog), Osteopilus septentrionalis (Cuban Treefrog), Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Greenhouse Frog), Amphiuma means (Two-toed Amphiuma), Siren lacertina (Greater siren), Kinosternon baurii (Striped Mud Turtle), Pseudemys nelsoni (Florida Red-bellied Cooter), Pseudemys peninsularis (Peninsular Cooter), Gopherus polyphemus (Gopher Tortoise), Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Green Snake), Elaphe alleghaniensis (Eastern Ratsnake), Regina alleni (Striped Crayfish Snake), Storeria victa (Florida Brownsnake), Nerodia taxispilota (Brown Water Snake), Nerodia floridana (Florida Green Water Snake), Crotalus adamanteus (Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake), Hemidactylus garnotii (Fox Gecko), Hemidactylus mabouia (Cosmopolitan House Gecko), Anolis carolinensis (Green Anole), Norops sagrei (Brown Anole), Eumeces inexpectatus (Southeastern Five-lined Skink), Alligator mississippiensis (American Alligator)
Subspecies Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog), Acris gryllus dorsalis (Florida Cricket Frog), Chelydra serpentina osceola (Florida Snapping Turtle), Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri (Florida mud turtle), Terrapene carolina bauri (Florida Box Turtle), Deirochelys reticularia chrysea (Florida Chicken Turtle), Coluber constrictor paludicola (Everglades Racer), Elaphe guttata guttata (Corn Snake), Cemophora coccinea coccinea (Florida Scarlet Snake), Thamnophis sauritus sackenii (Peninsula Ribbon Snake), Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake), Nerodia fasciata pictiventris (Florida Water Snake), Nerodia clarkii compressicauda (Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake), Diadophis punctatus punctatus (Southern Ringneck Snake), Farancia abacura abacura (Eastern Mud Snake), Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti (Florida Cottonmouth)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2000-07-25 / 2002-11-13

Additional Metadata

The original dataset contains many fields with information such as environmental variables, observers/collectors, and field notes associated with each record. Use the 'Point of Contact' in this document for a complete list of, and to gain access to, fields associated with this subset of the original dataset. More complete metadata document available at

Purpose Collect baseline data on the status of amphibian populations in Everglades National Park to be compiled into the Open-File Report 2004-165, titled "Herpetofaunal Inventories of the National Parks of South Florida and the Caribbean: Volume I. Everglades National Park"
Alternative Identifiers a3dead0e-d687-47c5-9ef9-b80c688a706e