Red-backed salamander

Red-backed salamander

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Genus
SPECIES
Plethodon cinereus
WEIGHT
0.5 g
LENGTH
5.7-12.7 cm

The red-backed salamander is a small, hardy woodland salamander species in the family Plethodontidae. The species inhabits wooded slopes in eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime provinces in Canada to Minnesota. It is also known as the redback salamander, eastern red-backed salamander, or the northern red-backed salamander to distinguish it from the southern red-backed salamander . It is one of 56 species in the genus Plethodon. Red-backed salamanders are notable for their color polymorphism and primarily display two color morph varieties, which differ in physiology and anti-predator behavior.

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Ve

Vermivorous

Te

Territorial

Te

Terrestrial

Ov

Oviparous

Mo

Monogamy

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

R

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Red-backed salamander habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. Red-backed salamander Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-backed_salamander
2. Red-backed salamander on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/59334/78907687

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