Southeastern Dwarf Salamander - Eurycea quadridigitata

Southeastern Dwarf 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.


Similar Species: 

Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  Found only in the extreme eastern Florida Parishes.


Natural History: 

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Global Conservation Status:  Southeastern Dwarf Salamanders have not been assessed but the former Dwarf Salamander had a relatively wide distribution in the southeastern United States and a presumed large population, and thus, were 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:  Southeastern Dwarf Salamanders do not have any special status in Louisiana at this time but this may change due to the recent split and very restricted range of this species in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have found this species at a site in St. Tammany Parish and also once in Florida. The individuals we found in Washington Parish were ascribed to this species by Jeff Boundy.

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