We found 9 of these salamanders in the suburban back yard in less than 15 minutes.
They were only collected to photograph and then were returned to the underside of the pine logs where they were found. -
Murray park little rock
2008 AHS Fall Field Trip; Albert Pike Camp Ground and Surrounding Areas; Ouachita National Forest; Montgomery, Pike, and Polk Counties, Arkansas, USA
Many-ribbed Salamander (Eurycea multiplicata)
This species is closely related to Eurycea tynerensis, which I have here as well, and occupies the same environmental niche, south of the Arkansas river, where as E. tynerensis exists north of the river.
The many-ribbed salamander (Eurycea multiplicata) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family, endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, freshwater springs, inland karsts, and caves.