Batrachoseps pacificus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Batrachoseps pacificus
Species Authority: (Cope, 1865)
Common Name(s):
English Channel Islands Slender Salamander

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common and occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, USA (Jockusch et al. 1998, 2001; Wake and Jockusch 2000).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: Total adult population size is unknown, but the species is extremely abundant throughout the limited range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It can be found in oak woodland, chaparral, and grassland, under stones and wood. It is a terrestrial breeder.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unthreatened if present land ownership is maintained.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: All islands are protected within either the Channel Islands National Park or by The Nature Conservancy.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Batrachoseps pacificus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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