The five (5) amphibian species below have been documented as occurring within the Report Area. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow that used by iNaturalist. Images, where available, are by the author.
Southern California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps major)
Appears to be present predominantly on the eastern side of Mt. Washington based on iNaturalist records, but the sample size is small. Often found deep in leaf litter or in upper layers of soil, or sometimes on the surface after rain.
Occurs throughout the Specific Plan Area based on iNaturalist records. Commonly encountered at the author’s home. Often found deep in leaf litter or in upper layers of soil, or sometimes on the surface after rain.
American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) – Introduced
Common on the LA River based on iNaturalist records and the author’s observations. NOTE: This is a very destructive introduced species that is a voracious predator and has caused the decline of many native species. Its presence should not be encouraged.
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