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ambystoma macrodactylum croceum
12-22-2016

Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum

Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum was designated as federally endangered in 1967 under the Endangered Species Preservation Act (a precursor to the Endangered Species Act of 1973), and endangered by the State of California in 1971;. It has also been designated as Critically imperiled at the global and state level by NatureServe. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) is an endangered subspecies of the long-toed salamander, which is found only close to a few isolated ponds in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in California. It has a black body, broken yellow or orange irregular striping along its spine, and a tail fin well evolved for swimming. Like other mole salamanders, it is found near pools or slow-moving streams and has a very secretive lifestyle, making it difficult to find.

Detailed information
Full Name: Santa Cruz Long-Toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Amphibians
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 03/11/1967 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Santa Cruz Long-Toed salamander, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: California
  • US Counties in which the Santa Cruz Long-Toed salamander, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Santa Cruz Long-Toed salamander, Wherever found is known to occur: Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge
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