Their range is strictly confined to the General Davis Cave of Greenbrier County in West Virginia, USA.
They are found only in the passage systems of the General Davis Cave of Greenbrier County in West Virginia that have a lot of decaying organic matter. They feed on invertebrates available in the cave system. Reproduction is oviparous and aquatic.
The West Virginia spring salamander grows to about 7.5 inches. It is light brown with white spots on the full length of its body. It has external gills and its tail is stubby. Its limbs are slender and its skin is shiny. Two eyes are located on either side of its head. Its underbelly is plain and an almost lighter or pinkish shade of its dorsal color.
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