Georgia Blind Salamander

Eurycea wallacei

A small, permanently gilled salamander. This species has little pigmentation, being mostly pink or whitish with scattered black spots on the back and sides. The limbs are slender limbs and the eyes are very reduced. The head is broad and the snout is longer than most salamanders. The tail is laterally compressed with a fin. Adults are 51-76 mm total length with 12-13 costal grooves. Juveniles are similar to adults with slighty more pigmentation. This species does not undergo metamorphosis, and is adapted to a subterranean existance.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderCaudata
FamilyPlethodontidae
GenusEurycea
SpeciesEurycea wallacei