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Reptiles and Amphibians in New Jersey

With its many landscapes and habitat types, New Jersey has a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians. Calling spring peepers enhance spring evenings and summer bullfrogs entertain us at night. Children thrill to finding familiar box turtles or garter snakes, and endangered salamanders struggle to survive as habitat is lost. Division biologists have worked extensively with some species (such as bog turtles) to halt their decline and restore populations.

See the links below for more information about New Jersey's reptiles and amphibians.

Reptile and Amphibian (Herpetile) Information

arrow Online Field Guide for Reptiles and Amphibians - Information on 71 New Jersey species
arrow Snakes of NJ (pdf, 260kb)
arrowSnake ID At a Glance - Northern NJ (pdf, 390kb)
arrowSnake ID At a Glance - Southern NJ (pdf, 390kb)
arrow Frogs of NJ (pdf, 610kb)
DEP Snake Response Team Fights Fears With Facts, Understanding
Status Assessment of the Northern Pine Snake in N.J. (pdf, 510kb)
arrow Herp Education
arrow Herp Atlas Project
arrow Eastern Tiger Salamander - February 2003 Species of the Month
arrow Northern Pine Snake - September 2003 Species of the Month
arrow Timber Rattlesnake
arrow Timber Rattlesnake Brochure (pdf, 165kb)
arrow "Timber Rattlesnakes in New Jersey" Program
arrow Pine Barrens Treefrog - May 2003 Species of the Month
arrow Vernal Pools in New Jersey
arrow Reptiles and Amphibians of NJ Teacher Resource Package
arrow NJ Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Workshop Proceedings - April 17-19, 2006 (pdf, 1mb)

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Last Updated: August 19, 2014