Plethodon websteri (State Status: S2; imperiled)
Plethodon websteri, while common in the greater Atlanta, GA area, is only found in a handful of disjunct populations in Mississippi (one population is being monitored and studied in the Jackson area). Their habitat is forested areas, often with rocks or streambeds nearby (Powell et al., 2016). In Mississippi, their habitat is associated with limestone or sandstone formations and outcrops. They are 2-3 inches in length, gray, usually with a reddish or yellowish narrow middorsal marking (similar to P. ventralis). Range separates these two similar species in Mississippi.
- Gray or dark gray body
- Reddish or yellowish line on back
- Light belly with red, orange, or dark mottling
Wooded slopes, streamsides (Powell et al., 2016)
Generally utilizes natural structures like rocks and logs for shelter
Various small invertebrates