Cheoah Bald Salamander


Scientific name : Plethodon cheoah

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : United States

Conservation status : Vulnerable

Hiding under leaf litter, logs and mossy rocks of Cheoah Bald, Graham and Swain counties of North Carolina are these shiny grey salamanders with red-orange blotches at the base of their legs and arms. Unsuspecting predators suffer the toxin from their sticky skins. They are found at elevations of 975 to 1,524 metres.

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