Eurycea bislineata

Common Names: Northern Two-lined Salamander
Category: Amphibians
Sub-category: Salamanders

This small salamander resembles the more common Red-backed Salamander, however it has two yellow stripes running down its dorsal sides, which is not present in Red-backs. The 2-line also has a very long and thin tail, longer than its body.

Can be found under flat rocks in a shallow stream. They spend most of their active life in moving water. They can also be found along the edges of vernal pools and a variety of other habitats, including under rotting logs in damp forests.

Edible Notes: Not known to be edible.
Warnings: Amphibians, like reptiles, can carry Salmonella, which is a potentially deadly bacteria. It is safer for you (and the amphibian) to not touch them or anything in the area where they live, but if you do: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water immediately after touching. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.