Redback Salamander

Plethodon cinereus

Redback Salamander Redback Salamander
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Robert Rold Photography
Description:  The Redback Salamander ranges in size from 2-4 inches.  Coloration is rusty red with a lighter red or yellow stripe running from the base of the head to the end of the tail.  A color variation, called "leadback", is a uniform black to dark gray.  The belly is mottled with a black and white spotting.

Habitat:  Found in wooded areas.

Behavior:  Can be found at high density in some localities.

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