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Description:

I took this photo a long time ago and have yet to ID it. It doesn't look like any Red-Backed Salamander I have ever seen before or since.

Notes:

I took this photo a long time ago and have yet to ID it. It doesn't look like any Red-Backed Salamander I have ever seen before or since.

1 Species ID Suggestions

XXD17
XXD17 9 years ago
Ravine salamander
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8 Comments

paherp
paherp 9 years ago

Red-back - Lead phased. It is to far out of range for Valley and Ridge or Ravine. It only has 18 coastal grooves.

seto2112
seto2112 9 years ago

How exactly do we figure this out? Count grooves on it's side? Perhaps?

seto2112
seto2112 9 years ago

No-they were markings.

PaoloCo
PaoloCo 9 years ago

The white spots could be parasites or bubbles

seto2112
seto2112 9 years ago

Not a Northern Dusky. I know those....I know all of the salamanders in my area until this one came up.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

I like mysteries but hate when they are tough to solve.

seto2112
seto2112 9 years ago

The feet are way too small for that....I considered a Ravine Salamander or Valley & Ridge but neither shows a range this far east.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

The blue flecks and the other coloration make me think it might be a very young Jefferson's salamander. (??)

http://www.paherps.com/herps/salamanders...

seto2112
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Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2006
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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