Louisiana Slimy Salamander -Plethodon kisatchie

Louisiana_Slimy_Salamander

*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.


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Subspecies:No subspecies recognized.

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Species Range:

Louisiana Range:Parts of central and north-central Louisiana.

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Global Conservation Status: Louisiana Slimy Salamanders have a relatively wide distribution in the south-central United States and a presumed large population, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G3G4 (Vulnerable to Apparently Secure).

Federal Conservation Status: None

Louisiana Conservation Status: Louisiana Slimy Salamanders have a ranking of S1 (critically imperiled because of extreme rarity – 5 or fewer known extant populations) in Louisiana.

*** If you live in the range of this species in Louisiana and believe you may have observed this species please let me know (take a picture if possible), as there may be more unknown populations in the state.***

Author's Remarks:I observed this species for the first and only time in Catahoula Parish in early 2015.

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