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

Ambrosi's cave salamander - Speleomantes ambrosii (Lanza, 1955)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Good
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 7 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 6206


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT1345005 Italy Portovenere - Riomaggiore - S. Benedetto Map
IT1344321 Italy Zona Carsica Pignone Map
IT5110008 Italy Monte Borla - Rocca di Tenerano Map
IT5110006 Italy Monte Sagro Map
IT1343412 Italy Deiva - Bracco - Pietra di Vasca - Mola Map
IT5120013 Italy Monte Tambura - Monte Sella Map
IT1343520 Italy Zona Carsica Cassana Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ambrosi's cave salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Ambrosis Höhlensalamander German Gasc J.P. and al.
Französischer Höhlensalamander German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Geotritone di Ambrosi Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Hydromante d'Italie French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ligurian cave Salamander English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Salamandra cavernicola de Ambrosi Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandra cavernícola francesa Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Spélerpès d'Ambrosi French Gasc J.P. and al.

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External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Hydromantes ambrosii
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