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Cheat Mountain Salamander

Owing to its name, the salamander is only found in the Cheat Mountain region of United States. The Cheat Mountain salamander is largely dependent on trees which protect them from the dryness of the Sun.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Plethodon
    Scientific Name Plethodonnettingi 

    Size 3-4 in (7.6-10.16 cm)
    Color The back is either dark brown or black or white or silver markings. The belly is black or dark gray.
    Distribution West Virginia
    Habitat Red spruce forests
    Diet Ants, flies, springtails, beetles, and mites
    Predators Ring-necked snakes, common garter snakes, and short-tailed shrews
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 4-17 eggs
    Breeding Season Spring and autumn
    Reproductive Age 3-4 years
    Average Lifespan Around 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on January 8th 2019 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 7th January 2019.

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