Species at risk by type
A list of species at risk for the selected Ontario region.
Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)
Unlike most small animals, Jefferson salamanders can live a very long time - up to 30 years.
Unisexual Ambystoma (Jefferson Salamander dependent population) (Ambystoma laterale - (2) jeffersonianum)
Unisexual Ambystoma (Small-mouthed Salamander dependent population) (Ambystoma laterale - texanum)
Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum)
Salamanders can take in oxygen through their highly permeable skin. Their skin can also easily absorb pollutants and other toxins, which can cause serious harm or death.
Fowler's Toad (Anaxyrus fowleri)
Fowler's Toads are nocturnal and are mostly active at night, but can occasionally be seen during rainy, overcast days.
Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus)
Northern Dusky Salamanders were once thought to be absent from Ontario, despite many historical reports, but were recently rediscovered in 1989.
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)
When seized by a predator, the Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander has the ability to self-amputate its tail which continues to twitch, acting as an excellent diversion while the salamander escapes. A new tail soon replaces the old one.
Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Northern Cricket Frog) (Acris blancharidi)
This species is an excellent swimmer and is capable of leaping up to almost two metres in a single jump to escape predators.
Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus)