Black-bellied Slender Salamander

Small brown salamander with black lines sitting on wet rock.

Marshal Hedin

Scientific Name
Batrachoseps nigriventris

Of all the Channel Islands, only Santa Cruz Island harbors the black-bellied slender salamander. This species also occurs on the mainland. It is believed to have reached the island at least four million years ago.

Last updated: November 19, 2018

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