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Tree Frog

Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge is known for the habitat it provides for sensitive amphibian species.  There are three federally-listed amphibians that are know to occur on the refuge.

  • Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander

    SC Long-Toed Salamander 150

    The endangered Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander is the reason why Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge was created.

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  • California Tiger Salamander

    CA Tiger Salamander

    Threatened California Tiger Salamanders have similar life histories as the Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander.  They breed and over-summer at the Ellicott Unit of the refuge. 

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  • California Red-legged Frog

    CA Red-legged Frog

    This threatened species  spends most of its time in and near sheltered ponds, marshes, springs, streams and reservoirs.  The refuge has been designated as one of the recovery units for this species.

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Page Photo Credits — Pacific Tree Frog/Alex Baranda, Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander/Leah Oscar, California Tiger Salamander/John Cleckler, California Red-legged Frog/John Bettaso
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2013
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