Shenandoah Salamander

Shenandoah Salamander

The Shenandoah Salamander is an amphibian and reptile with a very sleek body and a long tail, and is confined to a very small region of the USA.

Scientific Name Plethodonshenandoah

Classification – Plethodon

Gender Names – Male – boar; Female – sow; Baby – eft

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – 7-10cm

Life Expectancy – Up to 25 years

Mating Season  Fall and springtime

Special Features  Body color is a striking contrast between metallic copper and silverish cyan

Geographical Distribution – Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Natural Habitat – Rocky regions and temperate forests

Conservation Status –Vulnerable

Diet – Larvae, arthropods, crustaceans

Predators – Water birds of prey, larger reptiles