Reticulated flatwoods salamander
(Ambystoma bishopi)

Frosted flatwoods salamander
(Ambystoma cingulatum)

Current status is Federally endangered (Reticulated flatwoods salamander) or Federally threatened (Frosted flatwoods salamander)

The FWC received a petition to add the flatwoods salamander to the list of Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Special Concern in 1999.  The salamander was evaluated according to the listing process rules and it was determined addition to the Species of Special Concern List was warranted.  Final action was taken in 2001 and the Flatwoods salamander was added to the Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Special Concern List as a Species of Special Concern.  In 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially subdivided the flatwoods salamander into two species.  Flatwoods salamanders in the population west of the Apalachicola River are now reticulated flatwoods salamanders (Federally endangered) and populations to the east are now frosted flatwoods salamanders (Federally threatened).  After the Commission adopted new rules for listing imperiled species in September 2010, both flatwoods salamander species were listed in Florida by their Federal designation. Below are links to the petition that was received in 1999, the final biological status report, and a copy of the approved management plan.



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