*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.
Other Common Names:
Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.
Louisiana Range: The Florida Parishes and Ascension Parish.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Mississippi Slimy Salamanders are not directly assessed by the IUCN. However, they have assessed the Slimy Salamander, which this species previously was placed, and they have a relatively wide distribution in the eastern 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 G5 (Secure).
Federal Conservation Status: None
Louisiana Conservation Status: Mississippi Slimy Salamanders do not have any special status in Louisiana.
Author's Remarks: I have found this species commonly in areas near Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish). I have also found a few at Bogue Chitto State Park in Washington Parish, a few in the Tunica Hills in West Feliciana Parish, on private land in East Feliciana Parish, a few at Lake Ramsay WMA in St. Tammany Parish, a few at Narthlake Nature Center in St. Tammany Parish and a few at Big Branch Marsh NWR, but overall I have not herped much within their range in the state.