Small range in the mountains of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.
Historically limited to red spruce forests, but due to habitat destruction they now live among different types of vegetation. Often found on rocky outcrops, between boulders, or in shaded ravines with dense rhododendron growth. Likes to hide under logs and moist leaf litter, or in cooler areas where mosses and liverworts grow.
Small salamander, growing to a length of 3-4.75 inches. Usually some shade of brown with tiny gold flecks all over. Ventrum is dark grey or black, and they have 17-19 costal grooves.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians