Wetlands: a wealth of biodiversity! | Musée du Fjord


Wetlands: a wealth of biodiversity!

An unfathomable number of species, from the smallest insect to the largest mammals, spend at least some of their time in wetlands, but these environments are even more critical for amphibians! Indeed, amphibian species go through two distinct evolution stages: generally, their larval stage occurs in water, and is followed by the maturity stage, which occurs predominantly on land.

Who are you, local reptiles and amphibians?

The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is home to diversified environments and vast territories that are favourable to many species of amphibians and reptiles. However, spotting one or more of the turtle species living in Quebec is a rather rare occurrence.

Here is a list of the species found in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean:


  • Eastern tree frog
  • Yellow-spotted salamander
  • Blue-spotted salamander
  • Eastern red-backed salamander
  • Northern two-lined salamander
  • Wood frog
  • Northern leopard frog
  • Green frog
  • Mink frog
  • Bullfrog
  • Northern spring peeper
  • American toad


  • Common garter snake
  • Redbelly snake
  • Snapping turtle
  • Painted turtle
  • Wood turtle

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