Blue Ridge Grey-cheeked Salamander


Scientific name : Plethodon amplus

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, United States

Interesting fact : They have no lungs and breathe through their moist skins.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

They have shiny dark grey bodies which are light at the cheek region giving them their name. They thrive in woodlands such as rocky mountains and temperate forests often hiding under leaf litter, logs and rocks.They are active in the night feeding on insects. Its skin secretes a sticky toxin that protects it from predators.

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