Blackbelly Salamander

The Blackbelly 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 Blackbelly Salamander (Desmognathus quadramaculatus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are rivers, intermittent rivers, and freshwater springs. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Habitat: Blackbelly salamanders are the most aquatic of the Desmognathus. They are usually found only in swift moving, high gradient, streams in mountainous regions. In some streams they are only found around waterfalls. More

similar to blackbelly salamanders and can be very difficult to distinguish. Their colors, patterns, and overall body shape approximate those of D. quadramaculatus but they usually have two rows of irregular, lighter blotches down their back. More

Salamanders (often called Blackbelly Salamanders) occur in the southern Appalachians. - Black-bellied Salamander (Desmognathus quadramaculatus) When young, they lack the distinctive black belly patches. Graham Co. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : quadramaculatus
Authority : (Holbrook, 1840)