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Red backed Salamander

Plethodon cinereus

Description:

"The red back salamander exhibits color polymorphism and two color variations are common: the nominate 'red back' variety has a red dorsal stripe that tapers towards the tail, and the darker variety, known as the 'lead back phase', lacks most or all of the red pigmentation"

Notes:

Found beside my fish pond while cutting back plants.

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3 Comments

Brian Muñiz
Brian Muñiz 7 years ago

Awesome coloring, great foto!

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 7 years ago

Thank you ~ I'm especially fond of all the little amphibians that live around and in my pond :)

JoeHartman
JoeHartman 7 years ago

Good shots!

Cheryl Lee
Spotted by
Cheryl Lee

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2013
Submitted on Oct 14, 2013

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