Weller’s Salamander


Scientific name : Plethodon welleri

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : United States

Conservation status : Endangered

Weller’s salamander lives in a small region called the Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. Brassy blotches cover its black body. They live high up in rocky forests and hide under rocks, logs and debris. They come out only after a rain looking for spiders, beetles, mites and insects’ larvae. The lungless salamander breathes through its skin. They secrete sticky skin toxins to warn predators.

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