Amphibian Species Accountsfor Metro Atlanta

Information on each species native to Metro Atlanta, including identification characteristics — with images of adults, eggs, larvae and juveniles. Also wetland type, seasonality and frog calls.

  • Dimorphism

Eurycea cirrigera 

The specific name of the Southern Two-lined Salamander is named after the 'cirri' that males grown on their face during the breeding season (see picture above). Adults have two distinct dark lines running down both sides of the back. This is a commonly found species in metro Atlanta usually detected in and around creeks and streams. Larvae have pairs of light spots down the back.

Eurycea cirrigera breeds in our urban streams in the winter, when eggs can commonly be found on the underside of flat rocks.

Southern Two-lined Salamanders are KNOWN to occur in both Fulton and Dekalb counties

 

Adult With Eggs

Adult With Eggs

Adult With Eggs

Adult With Eggs

Eggs In situ

Eggs In situ

Eggs

Eggs

Juvenile

Juvenile

Larvae

Larvae

Larva

Larva

Larva

Larva

Larva

Larva

Variations of the Southern Two-lined Salamander

Adult Cirri
Adult Cirri2
Adult Gravid Female
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