Southern torrent salamander

The Southern torrent 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 Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) is a species of salamander in the Rhyacotritonidae family. It is endemic to the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Adults are 1.5 - 2.4 inches long (4.0-6.2 cm) from snout to vent. More

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* Southern Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) External links - * Information related to Rhyacotritonidae from Wikispecies. More

The Southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) was recently found not warranted for listing under the US Endangered Species Act due to lack of information regarding population fragmentation and gene flow. More

Southern Torrent Salamanders tend to have less pronounced black spotting, but have significant amounts of white spots. Range/Habitat: Southern Torrent Salamanders are found under small rocks and talus along small streams and creeks in the Oregon coast range. More

The southern torrent salamander must have cool, shaded habitat. As this graph shows, almost all the sites with this salamander present had canopy cover over the stream of at least 80%. More

southern torrent salamander, Rhyacotriton variegatus (Caudata: Rhyacotritonidae), in northwestern California. Journal of Herpetology 30:385-398. Links Rhyacotriton variegatus page on AmphibiaWeb R. variegatus page on the NatureServe Explorer pictures of R. More


rare Southern Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The suit followed years of illegal delay by the government to make a final determination on whether or not listing the Torrent Salamander was warranted and necessary to prevent its demise. More

southern torrent salamander) is known to respond to stimuli from injured western red-backed salamanders (Chivers et al., 1997); a similar pattern may be true for Olympic torrent salamanders. L. Age/Size at Reproductive Maturity. Unknown. More

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

populations within the range of southern torrent salamanders is generally spotty, with occurrences closely linked to headwater habitats. Based on two studies in northern California, Welsh and Lind (1992) found southern torrent salamanders present at 28% and 37%, respectively, of aquatic sites randomly sampled across the range. More

Title: Oviposition site of the southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) in northwestern California Author: Karraker, Nancy E.; Ollivier, Lisa M.; Hodgson, Garth R. Date: 2005 Source: Northwestern Naturalist, Vol. More

southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus) may be better indicators of stream health than salmon and steelhead. They have very exacting habitat requirements and do not travel extensively during the course of their lives. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Rhyacotritonidae
Genus : Rhyacotriton
Species : variegatus
Authority : Stebbins and Lowe, 1951