thanks Mike Graziano
thanks to Mike Graziano
Found sheltering in wet leaf litter on sunny side of solar furnace on south facing side of building.
Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus) from Tishomingo, Mississippi
Number of Individuals Seen: 1
Weather Conditions: Sunny, 24 degrees C.
Habitat Type: Forested rock wall/crevice.
Behavior Observed: Along rock wall.
The green salamander (Aneides aeneus) is a member of the lungless salamanders, family Plethodontidae. It is the only member of the Aneides genus that inhabits the Eastern United States (all other Aneides salamanders are found in the west). Rarely seen in the field, the green salamander is an extremely habitat-specific species that is seldom found away from its preferred surroundings: moist, shaded rock crevices.