Longtail Salamander ranges in size from 4-7 inches. Coloration is
primarily yellow (sometimes orange to red) with black markings. The
black markings form vertical chevrons on the tail, making it the only
salamander in Kentucky with vertical slashes on the tail. Larvae are
found in streams, and have short gills and a dorsal fin on tail.
Habitat: Found in woodlands,
rocky streams and cave entrances.
Behavior: Mating occurs in
fall and winter. Eggs are laid in water during the fall and
winter. Usually found near water, the Longtail Salamander may move
into adjacent uplands during periods of heavy rain.