Seal salamander

The Seal 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 seal salamander (Desmognathus monticola) is a species of lungless salamander native to the mid- and southeastern United States. Its habitat includes rocky mountain streams, spring-fed brooks in the ravines of deciduous forests, muddy sections of streams and seepages. More

The Seal Salamander is abundant to common in the mountains and upper Piedmont. Alabama state protects this species under nongame laws. Description - The Seal Salmander is a medium-sized (8–14. More

The seal salamander can be found from southwestern Pennsylvania and south through areas of high elevation in West Virginia, western Maryland, western and northern Virginia, eastern Kentucky, western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, western South Carolina, and northern Georgia to central Alabama. More

Description: The seal salamander is a fairly robust species that ranges in color from tan to dark brown. The patterning of the back is highly variable and may range from well-defined light spots to a dark splotchy or net-like pattern. More

DESCRIPTION: Seal salamanders are members of the family Plethodontidae, the lungless salamanders. Lungs are absent in these species and respiration is accomplished through the skin and the lining of the mouth. More

Seal Salamanders are found in burrows in banks or under rocks, logs, and leaves in and near small streams. In mid-summer, 15 to 20 eggs are attached individually to the undersides of stones in seepages along stream banks. More

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During night, seal salamanders sit up on wet rocks or at the entrance to their burrow and can easily be seen with a flashlight. More

The seal salamander is found in the Appalachian mountains and adjacent ares of the piedmont in Virginia. It inhabits hardwood forests near rocky, cold streams, seepages, and springs. It is most abundant at elevations below 1370 meters. More

Seal salamanders are found in most forested stream situations within their range (Martof et al. 1980). Populations primarily reside in hardwood forests (Petranka 1998). More

The Seal Salamander is a stout-bodied Dusky Salamander attaining lengths of 5.5 inches. Nearly half of their length is tail. The latter half of the tail is keeled, i.e. "compressed" from the sides and "knife-edged" above. More

seal salamanders is at night after a rain. By walking and shining a flashlight along the stones in or near streams, many more salamanders can be seen than during the day. More

Appalachian seal salamanderThe Appalachian seal salamander has a robust body similar to its cousin, the northern dusky salamander. The tail makes up about half the total length of this salamander. The tail is compressed, and the tip is knife-edged on the upper side. More

Range of the Seal Salamander in our region Range of the Seal Salamander in the eastern U.S.A. More

The Appalachian Seal Salamander is the most common small stream salamander in West Virginia. It lives from southwest Pennsylvania southwest through West Virginia all the way to Alabama. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : monticola
Authority : Dunn, 1916