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Two-lined Salamander

Eurycea bislineata

Description:

Moist dark skin with golden markings and dark lines down the side. I believe it is a female; the males have a fleshy hook that overhangs their upper lip, almost like a mustache.

Habitat:

Found this little guy at the Cincinnati Nature Center in Avey's Run (a shallow stream).

Notes:

Noticed that some of the salamanders were missing parts of their tails. It is a defense mechanism. Also the one I found looks more like a northern two-lined than a southern one. I was definitely south (close to Kentucky) so I'm nor 100 percent sure if this a two-lined one or not. Any suggestions?

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3 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved to amphibians :-)

Gallopingphotog
Gallopingphotog 10 years ago

Thanks for the comment on my cicada. Your salamander is really neat. I accidentally uncovered a tiger salamander just before a winter storm so I felt responsible for bringing him in from the cold! Did not know that he would fast become totally accustomed to hand-feeding and that I would have to find/buy bugs and worms for 8 years!

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Intresting.

ESGray
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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Jul 10, 2011

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