Ocoee salamander

The Ocoee 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 Ocoee Salamander (Desmognathus ocoee) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater springs, and rocky areas. More

members of its genus, the Ocoee Salamander typically has a reddish to light orange stripe running from the base of the eye to the corner of the mouth. Ground color is highly variable depending on location, ranging from nearly black to brown to yellow and orange. More

Populations of Ocoee salamanders in different mountain ranges have undergone considerable genetic differentiation and may ultimately be subdivided into several additional taxa (Tilley and Mahoney, 1996). More

Ocoee salamanders are found in southwestern North Carolina and are separated from the Carolina mountain dusky salamander by the Pigeon River. Carolina mountain dusky are found in the central portion of the North Carolina Blue Ridge. More

Ocoee salamander is found in the southeastern corner of Tennessee in the Cumberland Plateau and Blue Ridge Mountain sections; the Cumberland Dusky Salamander is found in the middle Cumberland Plateau; and the Blue Ridge dusky salamander is found in the northeastern More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : ocoee
Authority : Nicholls, 1949