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Larval Amphibians - Salamanders

Northern Two-lined Salamander

Eurycea bilineata
  • Larvae length 40-65mm
  • Brownish-yellowish slender body with rows of small, pale spots on back; dark broken stripe extends from gills to tail; older larvae with brown band on back and additional yellow spots on sides; squarish snout
  • Distinctive short reddish-brown gills; posterior gill largest
  • Tail musculature same colour as body; costal grooves present
  • Eggs: anchored to underside of logs or rocks in steadily moving streams
  • Habitat: larvae found in streams and seeps; range in Ontario is east of Georgian Bay and generally north of the 45th parallel

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