Red-legged Salamander


Scientific name : Plethodon shermani

Family : Plethodontidae

Native to : South-Eastern United States

Conservation status : Vulnerable

Red-legged salamanders have moist grey skins with red colouration on the base of the legs. They are found high up in cool, moist forests, and hide under leaf litter, logs or rocks. They are active in the night foraging the forest floor for insects. They are lungless salamanders that breathe through their skins. They live for 10 years.

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