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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




Desmognathus quadramaculatus
Desmognathus quadramaculatus
(Black-bellied Salamander)
Amphibians-Salamanders
Native Transplant
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Desmognathus quadramaculatus (Holbrook, 1840)

Common name: Black-bellied Salamander

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range:
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps

Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Desmognathus quadramaculatus are found here.

StateYear of earliest observationYear of last observationTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
Georgia199119911South Atlantic-Gulf Region

Table last updated 9/30/2019

† Populations may not be currently present.


Means of Introduction: Bait release.

Status: Unknown.

Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.

Remarks: Scientific and standard English names follow Crother (2008).

References: (click for full references)

Conant, R., and J.T. Collins. 1991. A field guide to reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America. Volumn 12. Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, MA.

Crother, B.I. (chair). Committee on Standard and English and Scientific Names. 2008. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Society for the Study of Amphibians and  Reptiles Herpetological Circular. No. 37. iii + 86p.
 

Author: Denise R. Gregoire, and Robert S. Powell

Revision Date: 8/12/2015

Citation Information:
Denise R. Gregoire, and Robert S. Powell, 2020, Desmognathus quadramaculatus (Holbrook, 1840): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=154, Revision Date: 8/12/2015, Access Date: 8/4/2020

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/4/2020].

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