Eurycea tonkawae, Jollyville Plateau salamander, albino. Well, albino but for what appears to be a small group of melanophores below the eye socket. I've seen 3 or 4 of these (among thousands).
Anesthetized salamanders (Eurycea tonkawae) prepped for mark/recapture survey in an upland, spring-fed stream on the Wheless Tract of the BCP. Habitat photo included.
JPS being marked during a mark/recapture survey. Habitat photos included.
From a spring population in a recently developed area. Water quality has been steadily decreasing at this spring since development occurred (e.g. increasing nutrients, chloride).
A juvenile Jollyville Plateau salamander.
The Jollyville Plateau salamander (Eurycea tonkawae) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is also known as the Tonkawa Springs salamander. It is endemic to Travis and Williamson counties, Texas, United States. This species is perrenibranchiate, retaining its gills throughout life.