Lives in mountainous habitats near streams and springs. It can be found in ravine woodlands, talus slopes, and gravely stream islands. It likes to hide in rock crevices.
This salamander averages 7 inches in total length, has a laterally compressed tail, and 14 costal grooves. It has a stocky body with a small head and a thick neck. It has short stubby legs, and a flat, elongated snout. Its dorsal coloration is tan to grey-brown with faint, uniform darker flecks. Its ventrum is solid light grey with no markings.
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