Around the southern end of the Appalachian mountain range, in eastern Tennessee, southwestern North Carolina, northwestern Georgia, and northern Alabama.
Lives in and around freshwater springs, often where watercress grows.
A 3-4 cm salamander with olive or yellowish sides and a wide brown stripe with few black speckles down the center of its back. A black dorsolateral stripe separates these two colorations on each side of the body. Its legs are long and skinny. There is usually a thin light or dark line down the center of its spine.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians