Seal Salamander

Seal Salamander

The seal salamander is one of a large group of species generally known as stream salamanders. Always secretive, and often nocturnal, they rarely stray from water. They do not have lungs. Adults have no lungs and absorb oxygen directly through their skin.

Desmognathus monticola

Insectivore

North America [VIEW MAP]

Mountains, Wetlands, Woodlands

Seal salamanders are secretive and usually prefer to wedge themselves under rocks and crevices, so look carefully.

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