Shenandoah Salamander


Scientific name : Plethodon shenandoah

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : United States

Interesting fact : Shenandoah salamanders can live as long as 25 years.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

The Shenandoah salamander is exclusively found in Shenandoah National park, Virginia. They may either be striped or unstriped. When striped, they have red stripes on their dark backs. They are lungless and breathe through their skins. Fond of temperate forests and rocky areas, they hide under rocks and logs. They forage in the night and feed on mites, flies, beetles and springtails.

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