Scientific Name: Plethodon chlorobryonis
Size: Up to 8 inches
The body is black to bluish black with numerous white to yellowish spots on the back and sides. Spotting on the sides is more abundant than other species of slimy salamanders in Virginia.
Did You Know?
Salamanders have the remarkable ability to regenerate limbs and tails, along with some sections of the heart and brain.
Role in the Web of Life
Often found under moist rotting logs. Activity occurs year round except during extreme periods of drought or cold when they retreat underground. Like other species of slimy salamanders, mating occurs primarily in the fall with a secondary event in the spring. Females may deposit up to three dozen eggs in late spring and will remain with the eggs until hatching occurs in late summer.
Species appears to be secure in Virginia.
Last updated: February 22, 2021