Shasta salamander

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

The Shasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, freshwater springs, rocky areas, and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Picture of Shasta Salamander habiatat Wildlife & Fish: Herpetology: Natural History of the Shasta Salamander ^Main Topic | Herpetology | Bird Monitoring | Carnivore Survey Habitat Use, Seasonal Activity, and Movements of the Shasta Salamander Picture of Shasta More

outcrops, Shasta salamanders may occur under rocks, in fissures or caves, and on vertical cliffs. Surrounding the outcrops, individuals may be found under surface debris during appropriate environmental conditions. Habitats within 100 m of outcrops should be included in initial surveys. More

Shasta salamander - primarily a cave dweller in the Mount Shasta areaHydromantes shastaeweb-toed salamander - any of several salamanders with webbed toes and very long extensile tongues; excellent climbers that move with ease over smooth rock surfaces How to thank TFD for its More

Like all Hydromantes species, the Shasta salamander can shoot its tongue out its mouth 1/3 the length of its body to catch prey (Stebbins 1985). Trends and Threats Originally listed as "Rare" by state in 1971. More

Shasta salamander (Hydromantes shastae) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Hydromantes
Species : shastae
Authority : Gorman and Camp, 1953