Eastern Red-backed Salamander.
colors of this salamander have been enhanced.)
Eastern Red-backed Salamander is characterized by a red stripe which
starts at the back of the head and extends to just short of the
tip of the tail. The red stripe is usually very straight and covers
almost its entire back.
salamander is common throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
here to learn more about the Eastern Red-backed Salamander from
the U.S. Geological Survey.
here to visit The State Museum's Zoology and Botany Section
of our web site.