Northern Two-lined Salamander

Northern Two-lined Salamander

Scientific Name – Eurycea bislineata

Classification – Plethodontidae

Baby Name – Efts

Collective Noun – Congress, band or maelstrom

Average Length – 6.5 to 12 cm

Speed – Can move quickly

Breeding Season – September to May

Incubation Period – 1 to 2 months

Special Features – Have five toes on the hind feet; presence of 14–16 costal grooves on the side of the body; two black stripes running down the back against a yellow or yellowish-brown background

Family Unit – Generally solitary except during courtship and mating

Geographical Distribution – Canada and the United States

World Population – Unknown, but considered to exceed 1,00,000

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Small, rocky, woodland streams in forests, springs, seeps, under flat rocks and logs

Diet – Beetles, mayflies, springtails, spiders, pillbugs, centipedes, earthworms, snails

Predators – Birds, snakes, other salamanders