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Clouded Salamander Aneides ferreus


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Clouded Salamander, brown phase
credit: Josiah Townsend/CCSA

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Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family

Description Slim, long with long legs and square tipped toes. Brown or Brownish with green-gray blotches. 16-17 coastal grooves.

Dimensions 7.6-13.3cm (3-5 1/4")

Breeding breeds Late spring-summer. 8-18 eggs laid individually in a dead log cavity. Female guards nest. Larvae hatch in winter.

Habitat Temperate forests.

Range Oregon through coastal California.

Discussion Good climbers, often seen high up in trees. Often hide between dead logs and bark of fallen trees.