San marcos salamander

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

The San Marcos Salamander occurs only in Spring Lake and an adjacent downstream portion of the upper San Marcos River. Moss and algae provide hiding places for the salamanders and habitat for small animals that serve as their food. More

The San Marcos salamander is a dark reddish-brown salamander about 1 to 2 inches long, small and slender. More

The San Marcos Salamander otherwise called the “Eurycea nana” is described as a member of the lung-less salamander family. It retains its juvenile form including features such as gills, in the adult sexually mature stage of the life cycle. More

The San Marcos Salamander (Eurycea nana) is a small species of aquatic, lungless salamander native to the United States. Endemic to Spring Lake and a small region of the headwaters of the San Marcos River near Aquarena Springs, in Hays County, Texas. More

wildrice, Texas blind salamanders, San Marcos salamanders, fountain darters, and, if found, San Marcos gambusia. Culture-related activities for these species are inherent to this mission. More

* Population location: San Marcos salamanders are found in the springflow dominated section of Spring Lake and nearby habitats immediately downstream of the dam forming Spring Lake Listing status: Threatened * More

The slender-bodied San Marcos salamander is about 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) long and displays a prominent gill fringe behind the head. It is light brown above with a row of pale flecks on either side of the midline and yellowish white below. More

Blind Salamander, San Marcos Salamander, Fountain Darter, San Marcos Gambusia, and Texas Wild Rice. This environmental education center teaches people about the importance of water systems through their connection to people and the environment. More

Description:The San Marcos Salamander, Eurycea nana is found only in the springrun of San Marcos Springs. Listed by both the State of Texas and the Federal government as threatened. More

The San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) is designated as threatened. Spring Lake and upper parts of the San Marcos River have been designated as critical habitat for these species, (except for the Texas blind salamander) (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1995). More

The entire population of San Marcos salamanders has been estimated to be about 53,200 (U.S.F.W.S., 1996b). They are listed as Threatened both by the State of Texas ( and the Federal Government . 1Paul T. More

San marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Eurycea
Species : nana
Authority : Bishop, 1941