Batrachoseps aridus 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.The garden slender salamander is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is found in northern Baja California in Mexico and Southern California in the United States. Discovered in 1969 and formerly recognized as a full species, Batrachoseps aridus. Based on a recommendation by Wake and Jockusch, B.aridus was synonymized with Batrachoseph.
The garden slender salamander’s natural habitats, in the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges, are chaparral and woodlands, temperate coniferous forests, arable land, rural gardens, and urban areas.
This salamander eats worms of many types and crawling arthropods of lesser size, such as pill bugs.