Northern 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: Collected from a pond and photographed in a home aquarium
''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.