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Western Slimy Salamander

Plethodon albagula


Slimy salamanders are named "slimy" for a reason. They excrete a sticky substance that makes your hands feel like you just poured super glue all over them. Aside from that, I really like them lol. They're lungless salamanders, very thin and long, black with white flecks or spots (small spots). They're pretty quick to slime their way out of your grasp and good at worming their way through the leaf litter to escape.


Missouri Ozarks forest, found in the leaf litter, under logs, in caves, anywhere dark and humid.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice spotting!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Nice one :)

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Ellington, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2009
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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