Red Hills Salamander


Scientific name : Phaeognathus hubrichti

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : Alabama, U.S.A

Interesting fact : Red hills salamander is the state amphibian of Alabama.

Conservation status : Endangered

Named after its location, the Red hills salamander is dark with minimal spots. They are so fond of their burrows that they never leave them. Found in moist, steep slopes covered by hardwood trees, they feed on snails, beetles, ants, millipedes and spiders that pass by. They are lungless salamanders that breathe through their skins. Longevity is up to 11 years.

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