Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family
Description Retains larval features. Red gills and large tail fin. Dark-brown with spots in color. 17-19 costal grooves.
Dimensions 10.2-22.7cm. (4-8 7/8")
Subspecies Pale Salamander - pinkish, no spotting. Cumberland Plateau through s. Tennessee & Alabama.
Big Mouth Cave Salamander - Heavily spotted purplish/brown. Big Mouth Cave, Tennessee.
Habitat Inland karsts and caves.
Range se. Tennesse through n. Alabama.
Discussion Young grow slowly. Retains larval features. Similar to Tennessee Cave Salamander which used to be thought as a subspecies.