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Salamanders of Eastern NC
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Long, black serpent-like body with very small limbs.
Size: 13-50 inches long
Neuse River Waterdog
Large salamander with reddish brown body, irregular spots, and large set of external gills. Front/back feet have four toes
Size: around 11 inches long
Thin body that is uniform in color with lighter belly. External gills are red.
Size: around 7 inches long
Eel-like body (with only front legs - 4 toes) Flattened head, bushy gills, and can vary in color; with spots visible on lighter individuals. Features <35 costal grooves between legs and vent.
Size: 7 to 24 inches long
Gray or olive eel-like salamanders with only front legs that have four toes, external gills, can grow beyond 3ft. Features >36 costal grooves between legs and vent.
Size: 20 to 40 inches long
Slender brown/black salamander with lighter brown/grey belly. Speckled sides with few, dull white spots. Small head, long toes, and lack of a groove between the nose and lip.
Size: 3 to 4 inches long
Robust salamander with rounded head with black body and distinct yellow/orange spots.
Size: up to 9 inches long
Typically gray or black with silver bands on males and grayish bands on females. Extent of banding varies among individuals.
Size: 3 to 5 inches long
Largest terrestrial salamander, heavy bodied with wide heads and small eyes. Bodies can be brown, black, or blue with yellow to olive spots. Bellies alighter color with marbling pattern.
Size: 6 to 8 inches long, with some reaching 14 inches
Chamberlain's dwarf salamander
Feature four toes on both front and hind limbs - brown-yellow backs with darker sides and yellow underside.
Size: .5 to 1.5 inches long
Southern two-lined salamander
Typically yellow-brown in coloration with black/brown stripes down sides with black spots on back. Stripe continues all the way down the tail.
Size: 2 to 5 inches long
Slender salamander with small head, short tail - dull yellow/brown in coloration and yellow belly with few dark spots.
Size: 2.5 to 4.5 inches long
Coloration ranges from red to dark orangish/reddish brown. Back is typically covered in black spots or flecks. Features brown eyes and blunt snouts.
Size: 3 to 8 inches long
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