Santeetlah Dusky Salamander

The Santeetlah Dusky 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 Santeetlah Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus santeetlah) 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

The Santeetlah Dusky Salamander is a medium-sized (6–9.5 cm), greenish brown salamander. It is similar to the Northern Dusky Salamander with a faint, subdued dorsal pattern. The venter is washed with yellow as are its sides. More

Habitat/Range: The Santeetlah dusky salamander is found only at higher elevations in the mountains in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More

Santeetlah dusky salamanders falls within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These populations, therefore, are protected from such environmental disturbances as mining and timber harvesting. Populations outside park boundaries, however, are potentially vulnerable. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : santeetlah
Authority : Tilley, 1981