Plethodon ventralis (State Status: S2; imperiled)
Plethodon ventralis can only be encountered in the extreme northeast part of Mississippi. Their habitat is rockier, elevated areas and slopes, as well as ravines and seepages (Powell et al., 2016). They are 2-3 inches in length, gray, usually with a reddish or yellowish middorsal marking (often similar to a zigzag shape).
- Gray or dark gray body
- Reddish or yellowish “zigzag” on back
- Light belly with red, orange, or dark mottling
Wooded slopes, rocky ravines, seepages (Powell et al., 2016)
Generally utilizes natural structures like rocks and logs for shelter
Various small invertebrates