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The world's most endangered salamanders


Chart: conservation status of the world's salamanders
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's salamanders


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
SALAMANDRIDAECynops wolterstorffiYunnan Lake NewtEX
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon ainsworthiAinsworth's SalamanderEX
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma amblycephalumCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma andersoniCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma bombypellumAxolotlCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma dumeriliiCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma granulosumGranular SalamanderCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma leoraeLeora's Stream SalamanderCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma lermaenseLake Lerma SalamanderCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma mexicanumAxolotlCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma tayloriTaylor's SalamanderCRunknown
CRYPTOBRANCHIDAEAndrias davidianusChinese Giant SalamanderCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa capitanaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa carriCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa decoraCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa diaphoraCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa longissimaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa oresbiaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa synoriaCRunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEBradytriton silusCRdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAECalotriton arnoldiCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton arboreusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton chiropterusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton lavaeCRunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton magnipesCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton terrestrisCRunknown
PLETHODONTIDAECryptotriton monzoniCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAECryptotriton veraepacisCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAECryptotriton wakeiCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton bromeliaciusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton chujorumCRstable
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton cuchumatanusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton rabbiCRstable
SALAMANDRIDAEEchinotriton chinhaiensisChinhai Spiny NewtCRdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius abeiAbe's SalamanderCRdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius amjiensisCRdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius okiensisOki SalamanderCRdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAELyciasalamandra billaeCRdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAENeurergus kaiseriCRdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAENeurergus microspilotusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton brodieiCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton lignicolaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton majorCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina alturaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina maritimaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina paucidentataCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina tomasiCRdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEParadactylodon gorganensisCRdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEParadactylodon mustersiCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEParvimolge townsendiCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea ahuitzotlCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea anitaeCRunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea aquaticaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea brunnataCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea exspectataCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea giganteaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea goebeliCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea juareziCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea lynchiCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea naucampatepetlCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea nigraCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea nigromaculataCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea parvaCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea praecellensCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea rexCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea robertsiCRstable
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea saltatorCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea smithiCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea tlahcuilohCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea unguidentisCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius aureusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius infernalisCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius magnipesCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius minutissimusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius minydemusCRunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius munificusCRunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius narismagnusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius narisovalisCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius pennatulusCRdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius smithiCRunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius spilogasterCRdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma altamiraniENdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma ordinariumMichoacan Stream SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBatrachoseps campiInyo Mountains SalamanderENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEBatrachuperus londongensisLongdong Stream SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa alvaradoiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa celaqueENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa compactaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa conantiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa dunniENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa engelhardtiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa flavimembrisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa flaviventrisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa frankliniENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa heiroreiasHoly-mountain SalamanderENunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa magnificaMagnificent Web-footed SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa marmoreaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa melianaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa minutulaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa nigrescensENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa odonnelliENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa pandiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa porrasorumENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa rilettiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa salviniiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa sooyorumENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa spongaiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa subpalmataENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa ticaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa veracrucisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton chondrostegaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton cracensENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton dimidiatusENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton multidentatusENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAECryptotriton adelosENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAECryptotriton alvarezdeltoroiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAECryptotriton nasalisENstable
SALAMANDRIDAECynops ensicaudaSword-tailed NewtENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAECynops orphicusDayang NewtENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton kekchiorumENunknown
SALAMANDRIDAEEchinotriton andersoniAnderson's Crocodile NewtENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAEEuproctus platycephalusSardinian Brook Salamander, Sardinian Mountain NewtENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea naufragiaSan Gabriel Springs SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea tonkawaeJollyville Plateau SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEGyrinophilus gulolineatusBerry Cave SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEGyrinophilus subterraneusWest Virginia Spring SalamanderENunknown
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius chinensisENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius dunniOita SalamanderENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius formosanusENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius hidamontanusHakuba Salamander, Japanese Mountain SalamanderENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius sonaniENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius takedaiHokuriku SalamanderENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius yangiENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAELyciasalamandra antalyanaENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAELyciasalamandra atifiENstable
SALAMANDRIDAELyciasalamandra fazilaeENstable
SALAMANDRIDAELyciasalamandra flavimembrisENdecreasing
PROTEIDAENecturus alabamensisAlabama WaterdogENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAENotophthalmus meridionalisBlack-spotted NewtENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton barbouriENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton limnospectatorENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAENyctanolis pernixENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina carablancaENunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina gephyraENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina gracilisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina grandisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina poelziENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina pseudouniformisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina stenopodiaENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEPachyhynobius yunanicusENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAEParamesotriton guanxiensisGuangxi Warty NewtENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPhaeognathus hubrichtiRed Hills SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon stormiSiskiyou Mountains SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon welleriWeller's SalamanderENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAEPleurodeles poiretiEdough Ribbed Newt, Poiret's NewtENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea altamontanaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea cochranaeENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea conantiENunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea firscheiniENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea gadoviiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea lineolaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea longicaudaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea melanomolgaENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea mystaxENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea orchileucosENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea orchimelasENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea tenchalliENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea teotepecENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea werleriENdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAERanodon sibiricusSemirechensk SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAESpeleomantes supramontisSupramonte Cave SalamanderENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius arboreusENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius boreasENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius dubitusENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius grandisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius lunarisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius omiltemiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius papaloaeENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius pulmonarisENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius schmidtiENdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius troglodytesENdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAETylototriton hainanensisHainan Knobby NewtENdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma bishopiReticulated Flatwoods SalamanderVUdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma californienseCalifornia Tiger SalamanderVUdecreasing
AMBYSTOMATIDAEAmbystoma cingulatumFrosted Flatwoods SalamanderVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEAtylodes geneiGene's Cave Salamander, Sardinian Cave SalamanderVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBatrachoseps regiusKings River Slender SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBatrachoseps simatusKern Canyon Slender SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBatrachoseps stebbinsiTehachapi Slender SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEBatrachoseps wrightiOregon Slender SalamanderVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEBatrachuperus karlschmidtiVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEBatrachuperus pinchoniiStream SalamanderVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEBatrachuperus tibetanusAlpine Stream SalamanderVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEBatrachuperus yenyuanensisYenyuan Stream SalamanderVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa chicaVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa diminutaVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa gracilisVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa guaramacalensisVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa lignicolorVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa medemiVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa mombachoensisVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa mulleriVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa obscuraTapantí Giant SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa orestesVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa palmataVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa pesrubraVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa rostrataVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa silverstoneiVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa simaVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEBolitoglossa sombraShadowy Web-footed SalamanderVUstable
SALAMANDRIDAEChioglossa lusitanicaGolden-striped SalamanderVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEChiropterotriton orculusVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton megarhinusVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton sanctibarbarusVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEDendrotriton xolocalcaeVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea chisholmensisChisholm Trail SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea junaluskaJunaluska SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea latitansCascade Caverns SalamanderVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea nanaSan Marcos SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea neotenesTexas SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea rathbuniTexas Blind SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea sosorumBarton Springs SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea tridentiferaComal Blind SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea wallaceiGeorgia Blind SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEEurycea waterlooensisAustin Blind SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEGyrinophilus palleucusTennessee Cave SalamanderVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEHydromantes brunusLimestone SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEHydromantes shastaeShasta SalamanderVUstable
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius arisanensisVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius boulengeriOdaigahara SalamanderVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius stejnegeriAmber-coloured SalamanderVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius tokyoensisTokyo SalamanderVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEHynobius yiwuensisVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAELiua tsinpaensisTsinpa SalamanderVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAELyciasalamandra helverseniVUstable
SALAMANDRIDAELyciasalamandra luschaniVUstable
SALAMANDRIDAEMertensiella caucasicaCaucasian SalamanderVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAENeurergus crocatusVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAENeurergus strauchiiVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton gameziVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton guanacasteVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton saslayaVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAENototriton tapantiVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEOedipina alfaroiVUunknown
HYNOBIIDAEPachyhynobius shangchengensisVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAEParamesotriton deloustaliTam Dao SalamanderVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAEParamesotriton fuzhongensisWanggao Warty NewtVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon amplusBlue Ridge Gray-cheeked SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon asupakScottbar SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon cheoahCheoah Bald SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon fourchensisFourche Mountain SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon hubrichtiPeaks Of Otter SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon meridianusSouth Mountain Gray-cheeked SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon petraeusPigeon Mountain SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon shenandoahShenandoah SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon sherandoBig Levels SalamanderVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPlethodon shermaniRed-legged SalamanderVUstable
SALAMANDRIDAEPleurodeles nebulosusAlgerian Ribbed NewtVUdecreasing
PROTEIDAEProteus anguinusOlm, ProteusVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea aurantiaVUunknown
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea belliiBell's False Brook SalamanderVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea bonetiVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea leprosaVUdecreasing
PLETHODONTIDAEPseudoeurycea scandensVUunknown
HYNOBIIDAEPseudohynobius flavomaculatusYellow-spotted SalamanderVUdecreasing
HYNOBIIDAEPseudohynobius shuichengensisVUdecreasing
RHYACOTRITONIDAERhyacotriton olympicusOlympic Torrent SalamanderVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAESalamandra algiraNorth African Fire SalamanderVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAESalamandra lanzaiLanza's Alpine SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAESpeleomantes flavusMonte Albo Cave Salamander, Stefani's SalamanderVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAESpeleomantes sarrabusensisVUstable
PLETHODONTIDAEThorius macdougalliVUstable
SALAMANDRIDAETylototriton kweichowensisRed-tailed Knobby NewtVUdecreasing
SALAMANDRIDAETylototriton wenxianensisWenxian Knobby NewtVUdecreasing


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.

Least concern species are excluded from this list



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