Plethodon kisatchie


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Plethodon kisatchie
Species Authority: Highton, 1989
Common Name(s):
English Louisiana Slimy Salamander
Taxonomic Notes: This species is part of the Plethodon glutinosus complex. It is not universally accepted as a valid species (Petranka 1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Geoffrey Hammerson
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species can be found in the northern half of Louisiana and south-central Arkansas, USA (Conant and Collins 1991).
United States
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Population [top]

Population: It appears to be relatively common within range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its' typical habitat is hardwood forest; when inactive, occurs under logs, leaf-litter, and other cover, in mammal burrows, or in various holes or crevices. Eggs are laid probably in or under logs. It has no aquatic stage.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little information on its status but it is evidently not threatened. Local populations are probably impacted by deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Population monitoring is needed for this species. It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Plethodon kisatchie. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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