Many-lined Salamander

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

Description: The many-lined salamander is a small, slender salamander that has a distinctive small head and short tail. The overall color of the back tends to be dull yellow to brown while the belly is yellow with a few scattered dark spots. More

The Many-lined Salamander (Stereochilus marginatus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Stereochilus. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. More

Range of the Many-Lined Salamander in our region Range of the Many-Lined Salamander in the eastern U.S.A. More

many-lined salamanders are one of the more poorly known plethodontid species in this fairly well-studied region. Loss of populations has undoubtedly occurred with wetland drainage (Petranka, 1998; Means, 2003a), but this has not been documented or quantified to any appreciable degree. More

The Many-lined Salamander, Stereochilus marginatus, is found in black water streams, ponds, and ditches along the southern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. It is brown or dark tan with a yellowish, black-flecked belly. It may grow to 3.75" or more. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Stereochilus
Species : marginatus
Authority : (Hallowell, 1856)