Black mountain salamander

The Black mountain 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 Black Mountain Salamander is found in and around mountain streams with moderate to weak current. Occasionally it is found associated with wet, rocky seeps. More

The Black Mountain Salamander (Desmognathus welteri) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, and freshwater springs. More

S-Trend The Black Mountain salamander has been documented since 1984 in at least 20 Comment counties in eastern Kentucky. More

of Black Mountain salamanders in Clay County, Kentucky, observed from 1970–'77, remained reasonably abundant and continued to reproduce in spite of the periodic absence of running water at the surface during the summer. One of us (J.E.J. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : welteri
Authority : Barbour, 1950