Big Levels Salamander


Scientific name : Plethodon sherando

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : United States

Interesting fact : They are lungless and breathe through their moist skins.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

The moist and shiny-skinned salamanders can be found in rocky and forested areas under logs and other debris. They occur as striped and unstriped morphs. The striped variant has a red stripe down its back while the unstriped variant is grey and without the red stripe. The belly is white or yellowish and mottled in grey. They prey upon insects.

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