Imitator salamander

The Imitator salamander is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Imitator Salamander (Desmognathus imitator) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater springs, and rocky areas. More

Habitat/Range: The imitator salamander is found only at high elevations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as at a few surrounding locations. More

The Imitator Salamander is a small salamander attaining lengths around 4 inches. They look very similar to the Jordan's Salamander with their distinctive cheek patches of yellow, orange or sometimes a shade of red. More

imitator salamander eggs reported by Petranka (1998) contained 23 and 30 eggs (Koenings et al., 2000). C. Larvae/Metamorphosis. i. Length of larval stage. Unknown. Presumed to be similar to that of Ocoee salamanders (D. More

Imitator Salamander (Desmognathus imitator) Great Smoky Mtns., NC A few photos that don't do any justice to the spectacular Yonahlosse salamander (Plethodon yonahlosee) from Wataugh County, NC. Batrachoseps attenuatus from Palo Alto, CA (not exactly eastern... More

mountain dusky salamander and the imitator salamander are found midway along the Tennessee - North Carolina border; the Allegheny mountain dusky salamander is found in the northern Cumberland Plateau; the Ocoee salamander is found in the southeastern corner of Tennessee in the Cumberland Plateau and Blue Ridge More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : imitator
Authority : Dunn, 1927