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GCE-LTER Vertebrate Species List

Scope of the List:  This is a partial listing of the vertebrate species that occur at or near Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research monitoring sites GCE1 through GCE10. The list has been constructed mainly from anecdotal observations at the sites but also includes species which are likely to occur but which have not been observed directly.

List Contributors:
Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Caroline M. Reddy, University of Georgia, Sapelo Island, Georgia

Animalia - Chordata - Vertebrata (Mammalia)
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Trichechus manatus (Trichechidae) West Indian Manatee, manatee, Manat del Caribe, Caribbean manatee S:B, S:M, T:S Photo available
       
Animalia - Chordata - Vertebrata (Reptilia)
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Alligator mississippiensis (Alligatoridae) American Alligator, Aligator americano, alligator, gator, Florida alligator, Mississippi alligator, Louisiana alligator H:MR, S:B, S:F Photo available
Nerodia taxispilota (Colubridae) Brown Water Snake H:MR, S:F Photo available
       
Animalia - Chordata - Vertebrata (Amphibia)
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Anaxyrus terrestris (Bufonidae) Southern Toad S:F, T:T
Gastrophryne carolinensis (Microhylidae) Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad S:F, T:T Photo available
Hyla cinerea (Hylidae) Green Tree Frog, Green Treefrog S:F Photo available
Hyla femoralis (Hylidae) Pine Woods Treefrog S:F
Hyla gratiosa (Hylidae) Barking Treefrog S:F
Hyla squirella (Hylidae) Squirrel Treefrog S:F
Lithobates grylio (Ranidae) Pig Frog S:F
Lithobates sphenocephalus (Ranidae) Southern Leopard Frog S:F
Pseudacris ocularis (Hylidae) Little Grass Frog  

Key to Habitats:

H:MR - Habitat Type: Marsh
S:B - Salinity Zone: Brackish water
S:F - Salinity Zone: Fresh water
S:M - Salinity Zone: Marine
T:S - Tidal Zone: Subtidal
T:T - Tidal Zone: Terrestrial

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.