Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Plethodontidae > Genus: Speleomantes > Species: Speleomantes genei

Gené's cave salamander - Speleomantes genei (Temminck & Schlegel, 1838)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 5 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 6205


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ITB044009 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
ITB040029 Italy Costa di Nebida Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB042251 Italy Corongiu de Mari Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gené's cave salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Genés Höhlensalamander German Gasc J.P. and al.
Geotritone dell'Iglesiente Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Geotritone di Gené Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandra cavernicola de Gené Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandra cavernícola sarda Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salamandre cavernicole de Sardaigne French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sardinian Cave Salamander English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sardinsk hulesalamander Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sardischer Schleuderzungensalamander German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Spélerpès de Gené French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Hydromantes genei (Temminck & Schlegel, 1838)
Hydromantoides genei (Temminck & Schlegel, 1838)
Geotriton fuscus (pro parte) Bonaparte, 1837
Spelerpes fuscus (pro parte) Auct.
Salamandra genei Temminck & Schlegel, 1838
Hydromantes (Speleomantes) genei

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Hydromantes genei
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