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Slimy Salamander ID requested

This is a discussion on Slimy Salamander ID requested within the Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Hi, I just came into possession of 3 Slimy Salamanders. I am told that they are native to the Oakville ...

Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) The largest, and one of the most diverse groups of salamanders, these salamanders have all evolved to breathe solely through their skin and are found almost exclusively in North America.

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I just came into possession of 3 Slimy Salamanders. I am told that they are native to the Oakville area of Southern Ontario, Canada. Can anyone out there provide a more precise ID?

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I can tell you one thing, it is NOT a slimy.... It is a lead-backed phase of Plethodon cinereus if the location is correct.



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I agree with Jaster those are leadbacks.



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Thanks for the id!



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Firedreams,

It's illegal to keep any native species in Ontario. Even though both phases of Eastern Redback are bountiful in Ontario, rules are rules. I hope you didn't pay for these animals... if you did, I encourage you to report the seller to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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