Occurs mainly in the western half of the Florida panhandle, and adjacent southwestern Georgia.
Inhabits grassy upland regions with sparse longleaf pine trees and poorly drained substrate. Spends most of its time burrowed underground or within damp leaf litter. Breeds in acidic temporary wetlands with emergent vegetation.
This species of mole salamander is named for the reticulated pattern covering its dorsal surfaces. The pattern is frosted white on a solid black background. On its ventrum, the pattern loses definition and becomes mottled. It has a small, blunt, rounded head with wide set eyes. Its legs are short and skinny and it has long toes. Its tail is laterally compressed and generally shorter than its body. It has 14-16 costal grooves and averages 4-5 cm in snout to vent length.
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