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Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander

Eurycea wilderae

Description:

Bright red-orange, slender and long tailed. Two dark stripes along the sides accompanied by dark speckles. Males in breeding season have cirri (nasal projections) as in this photo.

Habitat:

Coverboard adjacent to a stream in rich mixed hardwood forest

Notes:

Here's a great comparison of local look-alike Eurycea spp: https://www.caudata.org/cc/species/Euryc...

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2 Comments

gratography
gratography a year ago

nice to catch the salamanders out and about prior to winter

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

gorgeous, nice find!

JenKnight
Spotted by
JenKnight

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.38, Long: -83.12

Spotted on Sep 30, 2017
Submitted on Sep 30, 2017

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