Monte Albo cave salamander

Monte Albo cave salamander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Speleomantes
Species: S. flavus
Binomial name
Speleomantes flavus
(Stefani, 1969)

Hydromantes flavus Stefani, 1969

The Monte Albo cave salamander or Stefani's salamander (Speleomantes flavus) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae, endemic to Sardinia.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rocky areas, caves, and subterranean habitats (other than caves) in the vicinity of streams. The preferred habitat often has a good covering of damp moss. It reproduces through the direct development of a few terrestrial eggs

It is threatened by habitat loss.


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