Central to eastern North and South Carolina and Georgia, as well as a small area of southeastern Virginia.
Lives in slow-moving freshwater streams or irrigation ditches with muddy or sandy bottoms.
A small species of aquatic salamander that retains its juvenile features like external gills and tail fins. It is light brown with tan speckles, pink gills, and a pale underside. Its legs are tiny and underdeveloped and it has 4 toes on each foot. It has a lateral black bar across the center of its eye. Distinguished from other members of this family by the lack of any black spots. It has a bluish-white stripe down the midline of its ventrum.
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