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Dusky Salamander Larva - Desmognathus fuscus Female dusky salamanders lay 10-30 eggs near water or in a saturated area. They remain with their eggs during the incubation period - to protect them and keep them moist. The larval stage that follows is predominately aquatic. Larvae are about 1.5 cm long.<br />
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Habitat: Pond Desmognathus,Desmognathus fuscus,Geotagged,Summer,United States,dusky salamander,salamander Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dusky Salamander Larva - Desmognathus fuscus

Female dusky salamanders lay 10-30 eggs near water or in a saturated area. They remain with their eggs during the incubation period - to protect them and keep them moist. The larval stage that follows is predominately aquatic. Larvae are about 1.5 cm long.

Habitat: Pond

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''Desmognathus fuscus'' is a species of amphibian in the family Plethodontidae. The species is commonly called the dusky salamander or northern dusky salamander to distinguish it from populations in the southern United States which form a separate species, the southern dusky salamander.

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Dec 22, 2019. Captured Aug 9, 2019 09:29 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/22.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm