Georgetown Salamander

The Georgetown Salamander is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to springs near Georgetown, Texas, United States. Its natural habitats are freshwater springs and inland karsts. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

* News ImageSenior Alex Hall counts Georgetown salamanders at one of the springs where they live. * News ImageThe Georgetown Salamander is threatened because development has degraded the water quality where it lives. More

* News ImageThe Georgetown salamander is threatened because many of the springs where it lives have been degraded by development. More

The Georgetown Salamander is primarily found within the watersheds of the North and South Forks of the San Gabriel River and its upstream tributaries. More

* States/US Territories in which the Georgetown Salamander is known to occur: Texas * US Counties in which the Georgetown Salamander is known to occur: View All More

Georgetown salamanders are members of the "northern group" of Chippindale (1995, 2000) and Chippindale et al. (2000); this monophyletic group occurs northeast of the Colorado River in the Edwards Plateau region of central Texas. More

Georgetown Salamander is one step closer to being listed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's endangered species list. More

The Georgetown salamander is an entirely aquatic salamander approximately 5.1 centimeters (cm) (2.0 inches long. It is known to occur in springs along five tributaries of the San Gabriel River and one cave in the city of Georgetown, Texas in Williamson County. More

Georgetown salamander, San Marcos gambusia, and the fountain darter from adverse water quality impacts. Other species may be added later. More

The Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) is a candidate species in the county that was petitioned to be listed as endangered. However, due to critical habitat acquisition under the Regional Habitat Conservation Plan the U.S. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Eurycea
Species : naufragia
Authority : Chippindale, Price, Wiens and Hillis, 2000