Cave salamander

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

The Tennessee Cave Salamander is a small long-bodied salamander, 4-8 inches long (10-23cm) with large feathery red gills blooming out from just behind its head. It was designated the Tennessee State Amphibian in 1995. More

The Cave Salamander is a large, thin salamander that ranges in color from dull yellow, orange, to bright red. Dark irregular spots cover the length of the body, as well as its long tail. The undersurfaces are yellowish and unspotted. More

Cave Salamanders have a rather long tail relative to other lungless salamanders and long limbs adapted to climbing in and around rock crevices, the back feet being webbed. Juveniles are typically more yellow in color with shorter tails. More

The Italian cave salamander is an agile climber, using its long limbs, large webbed hands and feet, and short tail to maneuver on the vertical walls of caves and on rock faces. More

Conservation: Cave salamander populations rely on sources of groundwater, such as springs, seeps, and headwater streams, and limestone areas associated with these areas. More

The Cave Salamander is locally common throughout its range. Description - The Cave Salamander is a medium-sized (10–18.1 cm), reddish-orange salamander with a very long tail. More

The cave salamander is a rare amphibian with an unusual appearance, shaped by several million years of living in dark, subterranean caves in central Europe (2). Its skin lacks pigment, giving its body a white, pasty appearance. More

Agency (TWRA), the Tennessee Cave Salamander may be considered for federal status under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Tennessee Law - The following information was excerpted from the Tennessee Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3. TITLE 4. More

Ozark Blind Cave Salamander in Cave Pool © 2006 Bright Blind Cave Salamander in Pool Pipistrel Squinting © 2007 Bright Pipistrel Squinting Dr. David Ashley During a Bristly Cave Crayfish Study in Smallin Cave Feb. More

Tennessee Cave Salamander the State Amphibian of Tennessee and, in 1995, Gyrinophilus palleucus was adopted as the Official State Amphibian by Public Chapter 367 of the 99th General Assembly. More

The cave salamander is protected as an endangered species by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. More

Tennessee Cave Salamander - public domain photo by Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage, displayed on Outdoor Alabama Tennessee Cave Salamander The Tennessee cave salamander was adopted as the official state amphibian of Tennessee in 1995. 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

The Cave Salamander is a medium sized salamander reaching average lengths around 6 inches. More

The cave salamander is known in Ohio only in Adams County and the Cincinnati region. As the name implies, this amphibian prefers the dimly lighted zone near the entrance of wet limestone caves. More

This is not a common cave salamander, at least in the Northern Ozarks. Both it and the zigzag are identifiable by a reddish strip down the back, and gray sides of the body. More

Resembling the cave salamander, the long-tailed salamander has a yellowish-orange to yellowish-brown dorsum marked with numerous black spots. The spots sometimes fuse to form irregular lines or discontinuous lines, and often fuse on the tail to form a herringbone pattern. More

Blind Cave Salamander is Paul Beauchamp: electronics, harmonica, saw, voice and music & Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo: guitars, electric viola, voice and music with Marco Milanesio: recording, mixing, production, programming, keyboards, sound design More

Blind Cave Salamander live in Kortrijk, Belgium at the Happy New Ears Festival 2007 Blind Cave Salamander live in Athens, Greece at the Lost In Thyme Festival 2007 PICS: © 2008 Davide Pepe More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Proteidae
Genus : Proteus
Species : anguinus
Authority : Laurenti, 1768