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Plethodon cinereus, red-backed salamander, patrick zephyr, amphibian, salamander, New England, Massachusetts, photo
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Red-backed Salamander

Plethodon cinereus

The most common form of this very common local salamander. One interesting fact about this lungless species is that they don't need water to lay there eggs. The female will lay them under a moist log in the forest and the  baby salamanders will hatch as a miniature version of the adult. there is no aquatic larval phase! Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.