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Three-lined Salamander

The three-lined salamander has got its name due to its three conspicuous marks on the body. It is a medium-sized species with a long tail almost two-thirds of its entire length.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Order Urodela
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Eurycea
    Scientific Name Eurycea guttolineata

    Size 4-6.5 in (10.1-16.5 cm)
    Color Light yellow to tan body, three prominent straps from the eye to the tail, underside has white and sometimes black marbling patterns
    Distribution Southeastern United States with exceptions regarding Peninsula Florida and southern Georgia
    Habitat Cypress swamps, streams and water bodies near woodlands
    Diet Snail eggs, snails, ants and other smaller insects
    Breeding Season July-September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 8-14 eggs
    Reproductive Age 2 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least concern

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    Published on December 31st 2018 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 28th December 2018.

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