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Desmognathus ochrophaeus (Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander; Mountain Dusky Salamander)

Synonyms: Desmognathus fuscus ochrophaeus; Desmognathus ochrophaea; Desmognathus ochrophaeus ochrophaeus; Plethodon ochrophaeus
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

The Allegheny Mountain dusky salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus) is a species in the Plethodontidae (lungless salamander) family.It is found in Canada and the United States.Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater springs, and rocky areas.
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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 [2]  3.563 inches (9.05 cm)
Litter Size [3]  16
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  20 years
Water Biome [1]  Rivers and Streams
Adult Weight [3]  1 grams
Female Maturity [3]  3 years 6 months
Male Maturity [3]  3 years 6 months


Protected Areas


Parasitized by 
Amphibiocapillaria tritonispunctati[4]
Batracholandros magnavulvaris[4]
Capillaria inequalis <Unverified Name>[4]
Cylindrotaenia americana[4]
Thelandros magnavulvaris[4]

Range Map

External References

NatureServe Explorer


Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Oliveira, 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.
3de 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
4Gibson, 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