Found in Cincinnati, so according to the stated range should be a Southern two-lined, but has markings of a Northern two-lined?? Or is it a morph of the Southern two-lined? I seem to be finding both color variations. See descriptions here: http://ohioamphibians.com/salamanders/Two-lined_Salamander.html
Found under a rock
Collected and released as part of an educational outing with the West Geauga High School and Cleveland Metroparks.
The northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family found in Canada and the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, arable land, and urban areas. It is more water-oriented than the related northern redback salamander, and can often be found in and around water such as rain puddles, streams, swamps, and damp stream beds, whereas the northern redback tends...