Endemic to the northern and central coasts of Washington.
This species lives around cold mountain streams or springs with clear running water in forested habitats. It is often found amongst gravel at the water's edge, or in waterfall spray zones. It will travel further from water when conditions are wet enough from rain.
A stout salamander with a flat head, sturdy legs, and a laterally compressed tail. It averages 10 cm in total length, with a tail shorter than its body. Its dorsum is olive brown with tiny light speckles on its sides and muted dark spots on its tail. Its ventrum is yellow with dark spots.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians