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Green Salamander Aneides aeneus


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Green Salamander
credit: Brian Gratwicke

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Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family

Description Blackish-brown with green splotches. 14-15 costal grooves.

Dimensions 7.9-14cm. (3 1/8-5 1/2")

Breeding 10-20 eggs in a cluster laid in mucus strands.

Habitat Temperate forests and rocky areas.

Range Pennsylvania through Allegheny & Cumberland mountains. Also Blue rug Mountains in n. & s. Carolina.

Discussion Hides in rotting trees and crevices. Nocturnal, at night climbs out on surfaces. Diet consists of small invertebrates including mosquitoes, beetles & ants.