The Dixie Caverns salamander is endemic to the state of Virginia.
The Dixie Caverns salamander dwells in caves, crevices of rocks and under logs where it hides away from the middle sun. The oviparous organism breeds during fall to spring and lays a large clutch of eggs during summer in damp soil and logs. Breeding is irregular or biennial. They feed on small invertebrates.
It grows to a length of about 3.9 to 6.7 inches. It has a shiny blackish gray coloration with big black blotches and tiny white dots scattered across the full spectrum of its body. It has a broad head with big bulging eyes on it. The belly is solid gray with white and yellow patches on the throat and upper chest. The tail is longer than its body and its four limbs are fingered.
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