Junaluska salamander

The Junaluska salamander is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Junaluska Salamander (Eurycea junaluska) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are rivers and intermittent rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Junaluska salamanders also have longer legs and a shorter tail. Larval Junaluska salamanders are generally darker and stockier than larval two-lined salamanders. More

Junaluska salamanders (Eurycea junaluska) were known “officially” from only three creeks, all located within Graham County, North Carolina. However, Junaluska salamanders had been collected in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) as early as 1937. More

The very rare Junaluska salamander enjoys complete protection throughout its range and is not available legally in captivity. It is included here only for the sake of information and because it is so closely related to the two-lined salamanders. More

Junaluska salamander (Eurycea junaluska) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: http://gapmap.nbii.gov/generatemap. More


Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Eurycea
Species : junaluska
Authority : Sever, Dundee and Sullivan, 1976