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Southern Red-backed Salamander

The southern red-backed salamander is a harmless creature to human. Previously considered as a subspecies of Plethodon cinereus or red-backed salamander, this is a solitary and territorial species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Lissamphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Plethodon
    Scientific Name Plethodon serratus


    Other Names Ouachita red-backed salamander and Georgia red-backed salamander
    Size 3-4 in (8-10.16 cm)
    Color Black or gray body with brownish red wide stripes
    Distribution United States of America
    Habitat Debris in moist forests
    Diet Mollusks and arthropods
    Predators Birds, snakes, skunks, shrews and bigger salamanders
    Breeding Season December-March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 4-10 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 months
    Reproductive Age 2-3 years
    Average Lifespan Not observed but estimated around 25 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 1st 2019 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 28th December 2018.

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