Columbia torrent salamander

The Columbia torrent salamander is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Columbia Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri) is a species of salamander in the Rhyacotritonidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, and freshwater springs. More

The Columbia torrent salamander occurs in southwestern Washington and northern Oregon. In Washington, it occurs from the mouth of the Columbia River through the Willapa Hills, and north to the Chehalis River. More

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"The data pointed to the fact that Columbia torrent salamanders were particularly abundant in streams underlain by basalt and with a fairly steep gradient," said Russell. More

salamander, the Columbia Torrent Salamander can be identified by an orange hue on its sides and belly. Also they tend to be darker above and less tan in color than other species of torrents. Range/Habitat: Found in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. More

Columbia torrent salamanders occurred more often in streams on basalt formations than in streams on marine sediments (Russell et al., in press). These authors also found that streams with northerly aspects were significantly more likely to have Columbia torrent salamanders than streams with southerly aspects. More

Columbia Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri) = Recent Records - Taxon Date County State 1. More

Columbia torrent salamander, Dunn’s salamander, Larch Mountain salamander, northern leopard frog, Oregon spotted frog, tailed frog, VanDyke’s salamander, western toad, Beller’s ground beetle, Columbia River tiger beetle, Hatch’s click beetle, long-horned leaf beetle, Mann’s mollusk-eating ground beetle, band-tailed pigeon, burrowing owl, ferruginous More

The Columbia Torrent Salamander is the Focus of Scientific Study Most of the 14 species of salamanders that are found in Washington are highly specialized for living in the cold, clean streams of Pacific Northwest forests. More

Columbia torrent salamanders are aquatic inhabitants of small cold streams. Pacific giant salamanders live in the park's small streams and adjacent moist forests. Northern red-legged frog, a federal species of concern, inhabit park forests and freshwater wetlands. More

Columbia torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri). Pp. 62-65 in Jones, L. L. C., W. P. Leonard, and D. H. Olson (editors), Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Audubon Society, Seattle, WA. = Russell, K. R., T. B. Wigley, W. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Rhyacotritonidae
Genus : Rhyacotriton
Species : kezeri
Authority : Good and Wake, 1992