Endemic to the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.
Lives under rocks, logs, and other natural debris in various moist temperate habitats. Active at night when the surroundings are wet and temperatures are moderate.
This salamander has a very long tail and tiny, under-developed legs set far apart. It has a very short snout and an average length of 4-6.5 cm from snout to vent. It is generally pale with tiny gold and grey flecks all over its body. It has 18-20 costal grooves on its sides, and only 4 toes on each foot (front and back). They also have naso-labial grooves.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians