Korean Crevice Salamander

The Korean Crevice Salamander is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Korean crevice salamander (Karsenia koreana) is a lungless salamander. It dwells under rocks in limestone forest areas of the Korean peninsula. It was discovered by Stephen J. Karsen, an American science teacher working in Daejeon, South Korea, in 2005. More

existence of the Korean crevice salamander was unknown until 2005, when its discovery was a shock to science, indicating a long history of lungless salamanders in Asia. More

This Korean crevice salamander, a new species of lungless salamander in the genus Karsenia, was discovered in Korea by Stephen Karsen. Credit: David Vieites. More

known as the Korean crevice salamander and is significantly different from other lungless salamanders. So far they have been found in 16 locations in three South Korean provinces. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Karsenia
Species : koreana
Authority : Min, Yang, Bonett, Vieites, Brandon and Wake, 2005