Southern Zigzag Salamander

The Southern Zigzag 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 Southern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon ventralis) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. it lays it eggs in a cave during summer. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, freshwater springs, rocky areas, and caves. More

Range of the Southern Zigzag Salamander in our region Range of the Southern Zigzag Salamander in the eastern U.S.A. More

southern zigzag salamander (Plethodon dorsalis) = Distribution Map Distribution Map Characteristics - This is a brownish to reddish salamander with red zig-zag marks down the entire length More

Southern Zigzag Salamander Plethodon ventralis. Common. Until 1997, Alabama populations were known as northern zigzag salamander, P. dorsalis. Found in Interior Plateau and Southwestern Appalachians. Inhabits damp, rocky deciduous forest. Lowest Conservation Concern. Webster’s Salamander Plethodon websteri. More

looking, closely related southern zigzag salamander has a very small range along the eastern border of Tennessee. But as these two were just recently separated into two species, more research needs to be conducted to determine the true range of the southern zigzag salamander. More

Southern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon websteri) Shenandoah Salamander (Plethodon shenandoah) Peaks of Otter Salamander (Plethodon hubrichti) Dunn's Salamander (Plethodon dunni) Del Norte Salamander (Plethodon elongatus) Southern Appalachian Salamander (Plethodon oconaluftee) More

The Cave Salamander and the Southern Zigzag Salamander are found only in localized, restricted habitats, that is, in caves and in limestone sinks; both are absent from Cades Cove. We provide a summary of unpublished and new occurrence records for cave-associated amphibians within the Great Smokies. More

Southern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon ventralis) Webster’s Salamander (Plethodon websteri) Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus) Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) Many-lined Salamander (Stereochilus marginatus) More

Southern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon ventralis) Wehrle's Salamander (Plethodon wehrlei) Grey-cheeked Salamander Complex (Plethodon amplus, meridianus, metcalfi, montanus) Slimy Salamander Complex (Plethodon aureolus, chattahoochee, chlorobryonis, glutinosus, teyahalee) Cheoah Bald and Red-legged Salamanders (Plethodon More

* Southern Zigzag Salamander - Plethodon ventralis * Shenandoah Mountain Salamander - Plethodon virginia * Webster's Salamander - Plethodon websteri * Wehrle's Salamander - Plethodon wehrlei More

Southern Zigzag Salamander Plethodon ventralis Federal Heritage GRank SRank GRank SRank Status Status (Simplified) (Simplified) N N G4 S4 G4 S4 G-Trend Unknown G-Trend The southern zigzag salamander ranges from south-central More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Plethodon
Species : ventralis
Authority : Highton, 1997