Red-Back Salamander
Red-Back Salamander
Red-Back Salamander
Red-Back Salamander


Red-Back Salamanders about to hatch (You can actually see them move in side the egg!)

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The mothers usually keep their eggs wrapped around her tail until they hatch and take care of them for a couple of months then, she leaves them.



The Red-Back Salamander (Plethodo cinereus ) is a dark color with a red-ish color stripe down its back and their bellies are usually black and white. The Red Back Salamander weighs about 6 oz. The Red-Back Salamander is about 2-3 inches long. Also the Red-Back Salamander does not breath from a nose or a mouth it actually breaths through its skin and drinks from its skin also the Red-Black Salamander does not have any lungs. The Red-Back Salamander eats mites, spiders, insects, centipedes, millipedes, beetles and more.








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The Red-Back Salamander is terrestrial and they live under logs, woodlands, under rocks and in damp forestry areas like near ponds lakes (etc...). They are also found in debris in urban or suburban yards. They can live very deep under ground and the adults are active from early winter until late winter. Also The Red-Back Salamander live in under ground burrows over the winter and sometimes in groups.









The Red-Back Salamander gets its food is by extending its tongue to grab its prey. The Red-Back Salamander marks it place to so that it knows where their prey have been and where to get it. Red-Back Salamanders and other salamanders eat the following foods; mites, spiders, insects, centipedes, millipedes, beetles, snails, ants, earthworms, flies and larvae.




This is what it looks like  if  a Red-Black Salamander was eating this. ( Could not find a picture of a Red-Black Salamander)
This is what it looks like if a Red-Black Salamander was eating this. ( Could not find a picture of a Red-Black Salamander)






Redback Salamander Range
Redback Salamander Range

This picture shows that the Red-Back Salamanders are originally from the North East






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The Red-Back Salamander survives is without lungs and it can breath through its skin and that helps their cells. Living in rotten moist swampy areas helps their skin.




INTERESTING FACTS!


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The Red-Back Salamander helps keep the soil loose for plant and animals when they tunnel through it. Also the Red-Back Salamander help control insects because they eat them.






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