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Northern Two-lined Salamander
Eurycea bislineata
Eurycea = after Eurydice the Greek mythological oak nymph 
bislineata = two lines
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodonidae
Streamside salamander - mostly found streamside or in seeps under rocks and debris, larvae spend two to three years fully aquatic before metamorphosis
Size = slender 3 to 5 inches
Lifespan = unknown
Fun Facts; Plethodonidae salamanders do not have lungs (or gills as adults); they "breath" (take in oxygen) through their skin and this is why they need to be moist all the time, 14 to 16 coastal grooves, sexual dimorphism exists with males having a distinctive mental gland on their chin and cirri (protruding extensions of the naso-labial gooves).