Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Caudata > Plethodontidae > Desmognathus > Desmognathus monticola

Desmognathus monticola (Seal Salamander)

Synonyms: Desmognathus monticola jeffersoni; Desmognathus monticola monticola

Wikipedia Abstract

The seal salamander (Desmognathus monticola) is a species of lungless salamander that is endemic to the Eastern United States.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.61
EDGE Score: 3.07


Adult Length [1]  4.429 inches (11.25 cm)
Gestation [2]  45 days
Litter Size [2]  25
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  18 years
Adult Weight [1]  8.2 grams
Female Maturity [2]  4 years 6 months
Male Maturity [2]  3 years 6 months


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeastern conifer forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Southeastern mixed forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0