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 endemic to Travis and Williamson counties, Texas, United States. This species is perrenibranchiate, retaining its gills throughout life.