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Oregon Slender Salamander Batrachoseps wrighti


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Oregon Slender Salamander
credit: Eugene Van der Pijil

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Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family

Description Dark brown with yellowish-red/brown flecks. Black underside with white spots. 16-17 costal grooves.

Dimensions 8.6-10.8cm. (3 3/8-4 1/4").

Breeding 10 eggs laid in June. Hatches in October.

Habitat Temperate forests of moist Douglas fir, maple, and red cedar woodlands in Oregon.

Range Oregon along Columbia & Hood Rivers.

Discussion Scattered colonies. Active April-May. Found in logs, under rocks or bark near water.