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Many Lined Salamander (Stereochilus marginatus)

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Common Name: Many Lined Salamander
Scientific Name: Stereochilus marginatus
Family: Plethodontidae
Location: United States – Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia
Size: 4.5 inches

The Many Lined Salamander is the only member of the genus Sterochilus. It is found along the coast of southeastern United States in the Atlantic coastal plain. The Many Lined Salamander is more aquatic than most Plethodontid salamanders, they are usually found in swampy streams and pools. They also can lay their eggs in water, and the eggs will hatch into the free swimming larvae stage. It can take the larvae one to two years to fully undergo metamorphosis.

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