Bolitoglossa striatulad your text.
Photos Courtesy of R.W. Vandevender
Specimen from Costa Rica
Striatulated Salamander, Salamandra raya
Bolitoglossa striatula (Noble, 1918)

Range: Northeastern Honduras through Nicaragua to Costa Rica.

Habitat: This salamander is found in low wet tropical forest along the Atlantic versant of Honduras.  This species may be encountered under logs, inside the axils of bromeliads, and moist leaf litter during the day.  At night after rains, this species can be found foraging for invertebrates on the ground or in trees.

Identifying Characteristics: This salamander reaches SVL lengths of 80 mm and TL of 60 mm.  This salamander is yellowish beige with dorsally oriented tan longitudinal stripes.  A tan stripe extends from behind the eye and continues laterally and terminates just posterior to the hind leg.  Dark tan lines may also be present on the ventral surfaces as well.  Extensive webbing is present between the hands and feet.

Reproduction: Fertilization is internal and the female deposits her eggs beneath damp leaf litter.  The young undergo direct development while inside the egg and emerge as tiny replicas of the adults.


Click here to add your text.