Somewhat small range in the coastal mountains of central California.
Found in redwood and evergreen forests, oak woodlands, and chaparral habitats. It will often burrow in moist soil or leaf litter.
A very long, slender-bodied salamander with a small head and short snout. It can reach a total length of over 16 cm, with a tail that can be more than twice the length of its body. It has a dorsal groove down the center of its back, which sometimes connects to the costal grooves. Its legs are skinny and not well developed. Most individuals have a wide stripe down the back and tail, bordered in black, with light grey coloration on the sides of the body.
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