Desert Slender salamander (Batrachoseps aridus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1973-06-04||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|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|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|1982-08-12||Desert Slender Salamander Recovery Plan||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|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||
|2013-04-01||78 FR 19510 19514||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 56 Species in California and Nevada; request for information||
|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||
|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.
» Life History
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