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Salamander (Northern Two-lined)

Eurycea bislineata
Salamander (Northern Two-lined)

Range

They are found in the eastern part of Southern Canada and the U.S.

Habitat

They are found in or near flowing streams with rocky bottoms.

Body Traits

They reach less than 4 inches long and are a yellowish-brown color with many tiny black dots. They have 2 dark lines that run down their back ending in spots on their tail.

Habits

They will hide during the day under flat rocks and logs.

Diet

They eat insects and other small animals like snails and earthworms.

Predators

Trout will eat young salamanders.

Reproduction

They lay their eggs in a mass underwater, under a rock or log. After they hatch, they breath with gills for up to 3 years before turning into adult salamanders.

Salamander (Northern Two-lined)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Subfamily: Plethodontinae
Genus: Eurycea
Species: E. bislineata

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