Black Mountain Salamander

Desmognathus welteri

Black Mountain Salamander Black Mountain Salamander
Photo by Eric Williams Photo by Eric Williams
Description:  The Black Mountain Salamander ranges in size from 3.0-6.0 inches.  Coloration is light brown with some black spotting.  Belly is mottled with gray or brown on a white base.  Tail on top is knife-edged on posterior end.  Tips of toes usually colored black.

Habitat:  Found in mountain streams, rills and temporary pools.

Behavior:  This salamander is rarely found away from water.

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