The Eastern Red-backed Salamander.

(The colors of this salamander have been enhanced.)


The 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.

This salamander is common throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Click here to learn more about the Eastern Red-backed Salamander from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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