Kings River Slender Salamander


Scientific name : Batrachoseps regius

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : Fresno county, California

Conservation status : Vulnerable

Kings river slender salamander is a small and slender salamander that is 3.2 to 3.5 cm long. It is shiny black with a tan dorsal stripe. The head is large with a distinct neck. These lungless salamanders respire through their skins. Usually found under debris, rocks and logs, they feed on a variety of insects they catch with their retractable tongues.

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