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  • A purple/rust colored salamander walking through moist, iron rich red soil.
    Metamorphosed adult Berry Cave salamander from eastern Tennessee. Photo by Todd Pierson, used with permission.

    Berry Cave Salamander

    June 6, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Berry Cave salamander is found in only nine caves in eastern Tennessee. It faces threats from urban development near those caves, water contamination, and hybridization with spring salamanders. The Endangered Species Act allows anyone to petition to add a species to the federal endangered species list. If the information provided indicates the plant or animal may need protection, the Service will investigate further.  Learn more...

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