Amphibians of Ventura County

Below are selected photographs of amphibians found in Ventura County, California.
All photos copyrighted by David L. Magney 2005-2008.
This page created 26 January 2008, and updated 28 January 2008.

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California Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora draytoni)
Vince Semonsen led the nighttime field survey for Brian Archer's rock riprap repair project , near Camp Comfort, San Antonio Creek, Ojai, with David Magney and Bryce Breslin assisting.   Photo taken night of 11 April 2005.

Below are aquatic wildlife found near Rancho Royale and Old Creek Ranch, San Antonio Creek, Oak View.   Photos taken day and night of 20 April 2005.   Vince Semonsen led the nighttime field survey of the Old Creek Ranch streambank repair project, with David Magney, Ken Niessen, Liz Chattin, and Bryce Breslin assisting.

Arroyo Toad (Bufo boreas)

Western Toad (Bufo boreas) and Pacific Treefrog (Hyla regilla)

Western Toad tadpoles

Pacific Treefrog (Hyla regilla)
This frog was found in McDonald Creek drainage near Camp Ramah, Ojai Valley.

Black-bellied Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris)
This salamander was found in Wills Canyon, Ojai Valley, on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy's El Nido/Ventura River Preserve.

California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)
This salamander was found in my backyard in the northeastern part of the City of Ojai, under an oak stump that was stored under a grapefruit tree.

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