Skip Navigation

Go
Species Search:
FieldGuidesthreatened and/or endangered search resultsthreatened and/or endangered

previous  | next

Mount Lyell Salamander Hydromantes platycephalus

 

enlarge +

Mount Lyell Salamander
credit: Srloarie72

All Images

 

Get Our Newsletters

 

Advanced Search

Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family



Description Webbed feet, short tail & body. Blackish-brown above with gray/gold patches & flecks. Young are black, but appear green. 13 costal grooves.


Dimensions 7-11.4cm. (2 3/4-4 1/2")


Breeding 6-14 eggs. Hatch in fall.


Habitat Temperate forests, freshwater springs, rocky areas, and caves.


Range California, Sierra Nevadas through Sonora Pass.


Discussion Nocturnal. Hides under rock slabs and melting snowbanks. Tail used as an anchoring device when climbing cliffs.


 

 

 

2007 eNature.com