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Cave Salamander

Eurycea lucifuga


It can be found in caves (usually limestone); also rocky streams and springs, and wooded areas and fields, usually near caves or limestone outcrops. It hides under objects during day in non-cave areas, except in wet weather when it may be found in the open. Eggs are laid in cave streams or pools, springs, or in rocky streams outside caves. Larvae remain in cave pools until winter or early spring when pools begin to overflow; larvae washed into larger streams, where they remain until metamorphosis. (

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50 Comments (1–25)

HazelMarley 10 years ago

Find these guys about every other year on vaca...

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago

congrats, lisa, on the most popular lizard spotting in the community~

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Congratulations Lisa :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Awesome, Congrats Lisa!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Congratulations Lisa! Wonderful salamander!!

So beautiful! Congratulations Lisa!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Conratulations Lisa :)

Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 11 years ago

U should put it on the mission: The Color Red!

KarenL 11 years ago

Congrats Lisa! This beauty has been chosen as a runner up in the Best of 2012, amphibians category.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Adorable. :)

FrancisQuintana 11 years ago

What a CUTIE!

DanielHernández 11 years ago


Liam 11 years ago

How cool!

lightworkerpeace 11 years ago

nice one, !

ArvinMemaphu 11 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations Lisa !!

namitha 11 years ago

Congrats on SOTD Lisa. Thank you for sharing this cute and adorable salamander. It reminds me of Mushu the little dragon in Mulan.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Cool candy! Congrats Lisa.

Ryan21 11 years ago

great spotting!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Love it! Congrats on SOTD!

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Well done Lisa! What a cutie!

LarsKorb 11 years ago

Congratulation, Lisa

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 11 years ago


TKBotting 11 years ago

Just amazing photos and animal - Congrats!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Lovely type... fantastic spotting...

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Bon Aqua, Tennessee, United States

Spotted on Oct 16, 2012
Submitted on Oct 16, 2012

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