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.