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Dwarf Salamander Eurycea quadridigitata


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Dwarf Salamander
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Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family

Description Slender body and a long tail. Yellow-brown in color with darker brown blotching and dark stripes down each side, but the pattern and coloration can vary.

Dimensions 5.4-9cm. (2 1/8-3 1/2")

Breeding Fall-early winter. 1-4 dozen eggs laid singly or in small clutches attached to submerged debris in shallow, slow moving or still water.

Habitat Swampy areas in flatwoods. Pine savannah ponds.

Range North Carolina to lake Okeechobee through to Florida and Texas.

Discussion Nocturnal and spends most of its time under leaf litter, or forest floor debris. Rarely seen on the surface, only in breeding season and winter.