• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians are largely the unseen wildlife of the Presidio. Most species in these groups are uncommon or rare in the Presidio. Amphibians are most commonly found in riparian habitats or near ponds. The list below includes species that have been reported here in the past 15 years.


Select a common name below to learn more about that species

Common Name Scientific Name Group

Arboreal Salamander

Aneides lugubris

Amphibian

California Slender Salamander

Batrachoseps attenuatus

Amphibian

Yellow-eyed Salamander

Ensatina eschscholtzi xanthoptica

Amphibian

Coast Range Newt

Taricha torosa torosa

Amphibian

California Toad

Bufo boreas halophilus

Amphibian

Bullfrog

Rana catesbeiana

Amphibian

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Did You Know?

Franciscan monk

In 1776, Father Pedro Font wrote, "The port of San Francisco...is a marvel of nature, and might well be called a harbor of harbors...And I think if it could be well settled like Europe there would not be anything more beautiful in all the world."