Desert Slender salamander (Batrachoseps aridus)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

A fairly broad-headed and long-legged slender salamander with a relatively short tail. 16-19 costal grooves (usually 18); 3.5-6.5 costal folds between adpressed limbs. Adults have a pale grey, white or pink coloration dorsally due to a suffusion of silver or brassy flecks. Underside of tail is paler than the dark belly. Young lack the speckling of the adults.

  • States/US Territories in which the Desert Slender salamander, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  California
  • US Counties in which the Desert Slender salamander, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1973-06-04 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2013-04-01 00:00:00.0 78 FR 19510 19514 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada; request for information
2007-02-14 00:00:00.0 72 FR 7064 7084 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
2010-05-21 00:00:00.0 75 FR 28636 28642 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 34 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of 96 Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
1973-06-04 00:00:00.0 38 FR 14678 Amendments to List of Endangered Fish and Wildlife; 37 FR 14678

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1982-08-12 Desert Slender Salamander Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2007-02-14 72 FR 7064 7084 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2013-04-01 78 FR 19510 19514 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada; request for information
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2010-05-21 75 FR 28636 28642 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 34 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of 96 Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Completion
Five Year Review
Date Title
2014-01-31 Desert Slender Salamander 5-Year Review
2009-06-17 Desert slender salamander completed 5-yr review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Desert Slender salamander.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Desert Slender salamander.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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