Barton springs salamander

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

Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) to the list of endangered and threatened wildlife which receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. In proposing the listing of E. More

The Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum) is an endangered salamander that only lives in the environs of Barton Springs in Austin, Texas (USA). Barton Springs Salamanders are average sized (adults grow to approximately 2. More

The Barton Springs salamander is totally aquatic and neotenic (it does not metamorphose into a terrestrial adult). The salamander is lungless and relies on a pair of conspicuous red gills located behind the head for efficient gas exchange. More

Barton Springs Salamander, new information is rapidly becoming available. More

The Barton Springs salamander: the endangered species in our midst Listed as endangered in 1997 (62 Fed. Reg. 23377 (May 30, 1997)) following lawsuit by Save Our Springs Alliance forcing Federal government to list species. More

This Barton Springs Salamander is called Eurycea Sosorum, named after the Austin environmental group Save Our Springs (SOS) Alliance. Photo: Save Our Springs Alliance Mr. More

endangered Barton Springs salamander: low oxygen levels in the water. Recent rains have improved the situation slightly, but there's still not enough dissolved oxygen to support a healthy population of the 3-inch amphibians, which breathe through gills. More

Barton Springs salamanders have slender bodies with elongated limbs, flattened snouts, and three pairs of bright red external gills. They have four toes on their front feet and five on their hind feet; they also have short, finned tails with single orange-yellow stripes. More

The endangered Barton Springs salamander is coming back to life, and city scientists are excited about their findings. Nine years ago, city scientist Laurie Dries wouldn't have been able to pick up a rock at Eliza Springs and find a Barton Springs salamander. More

Despite this opinion, the Barton Springs Salamander Conservation Team was terminated in March 1997 when a federal court discovered the superficial nature of the Conservation Agreement and found it deficient as a means to protect the salamander from extinction. More

Barton Springs Salamander" approach to pollution prevention will no longer cut it. More

policies since the Barton Springs Salamander was added to the Endangered Species List. In years past, pool lifeguards lowered the pool level once a week and scoured the bottom with high pressure fire hoses, which usually kept the algae in check. More

Barton Springs salamander is unusual in that it retains its gills. Most of these bottom dwellers are found in and around Parthenia and Eliza springs. The salamander population has been slowly increasing ever since the use of chlorine was discontinued in 1992. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Eurycea
Species : sosorum
Authority : Chippindale, Price and Hillis, 1993