Wehrle's Salamander


 

 

 

Wehrle’s Salamander  (Plethodon wehrlei)

Wehrle’s Salamanders are dark gray to black with small scatted white spots on the back.  Sides of the body are heavily marked with whitish spots that fuse to form blotches.  Two or 3 reddish-orange spots are frequently observed on the shoulders.  The throat and chest have creamy white blotches, which may extend onto the chest. The belly is slate gray.

 Mating occurs in March and April and eggs are deposited in April.  Eggs hatch in about 3 months.

 Wehrle’s Salamanders occur throughout most of West Virginia except the southwestern counties and counties in the eastern panhandle.

 

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