Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Barton Springs salamanders have slender bodies with elongated limbs, flattened snouts, and three pairs of bright red external gills. They have four toes on their front feet and five on their hind feet; they also have short, finned tails with single orange-yellow stripes. The small amphibians vary in size from 1 to 2.5 inches long as adults, and are anywhere from pale purplish brown to yellowish cream in color, always with olive brown mottling.

  • States/US Territories in which the Barton Springs salamander, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Texas
  • US Counties in which the Barton Springs salamander, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
04/30/1997 Southwest Region (Region 2) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
01/06/1989 54 FR 554 579 ETWP; Animal Notice of Review; 54 FR 554 579
04/30/1997 62 FR 23377 23392 ETWP; Final Rule To List the Barton Springs Salamander as Endangered
11/15/1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
01/25/2005 70 FR 3548 3550 Notice of Availability of the Draft Barton Springs Salamander Recovery Plan; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Status Review for the Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
11/21/1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
09/18/1985 50 FR 37958 37967 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife; Notice of Review; 50 FR 37958-37967
12/30/1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
12/11/1992 57 FR 58779 58781 ETWP; Notice of Finding on Petition to List Barton Springs Salamander; 57 FR 58779 58781
09/04/1996 61 FR 46608 46616 ETWP; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule To List the Barton Springs Salamander as Endangered
02/17/1994 59 FR 7968 7978 ETWP; Proposal to List the Barton Springs Salamander as Endangered
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
09/21/2005 70 FR 55412 55413 Notice of Availability of the Barton Springs Salamander Final Recovery Plan

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/29/2005 Barton Springs Salamander Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
01/12/2016 Addendum to Barton Springs Salamander Recovery Plan: Austin Blind Salamander View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
01/25/2005 70 FR 3548 3550 Notice of Availability of the Draft Barton Springs Salamander Recovery Plan; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Status Review for the Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum)
  • Notice 5-year Review
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
09/21/2005 70 FR 55412 55413 Notice of Availability of the Barton Springs Salamander Final Recovery Plan
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
10/05/2006 Barton Springs Salamander 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Barton Springs salamander.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Balcones Canyonlands (BCCP)
Barton Creek Community
City of Austin / Barton Springs Pool
City of Austin/Barton Springs Pool

» Petitions

» Life History

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

» Other Resources

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