Total length to 7". Males have stouter legs, wider heads and longer tails than females.
Wet bottomland areas under rocks, leaves or logs.
Habits and Life History
Females may lay from 300 to 800 eggs attached to vegetation in shallow pools.
Prey and Hunting Techniques
Temperament and Defense
When disturbed, may raise its tail and wave it back and forth.
State Distribution and Abundance
- Behler, J. L., and F. W. King. 1979 (1987). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd ed. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 743 pp.
- Conant, R., and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed., Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 616 pp.
- Trauth, S. E., H. W. Robison, and M. V. Plummer. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville. 421 pp.
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