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Red backed Salamander

Plethodon cinereus


"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"


Found beside my fish pond while cutting back plants.

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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 7 years ago

Good shots!

Cheryl Lee
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Cheryl Lee

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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

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