Shovel-nosed salamander

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

Description: The shovel-nosed salamander is nearly completely aquatic and has a laterally flattened, paddle-like tail. The head is flattened and is said to be shovel-shaped. More

The Shovel-nosed Salamander is a relatively robust Dusky salamander that reaches lengths around 4 to 5 inches. They are generally a brown to black color above. Usually there are two rows of poorly defined spots that are lighter colored on the dorsal surface. More

Martof (1962b) noted the absence of shovel-nosed salamanders in streams that have been heavily silted. He also noted the enigmatic absence of this species in apparently favorable habitats in Georgia stream systems (e.g., Hiwassee, Ocoee, and Nottely rivers) to the west of its distribution. More

The shovel-nosed salamander is a large (8-15cm), primarily aquatic species that is closely related to and resembles the black-bellied salamander. The dorsum is dark brown to black and may have two rows of irregular yellowish to grayish blotches. More

for Shovel-Nosed Salamanders and turned up a few. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : marmoratus
Authority : (Moore, 1899)