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.

  • Adult In Situ

Eurycea guttolineata 

Three-lined Salamanders are one of the larger species of Eurycea. They can distinguished from the Two-lined Salamander by the presence of a third dark stripe down the middle of the back. Otherwise, the two species share a similar ecology and appearance. Eggs and larvae look very similar, but Three-lined Salamander larvae have much less conspicuous paired light spots running down the back. Three-lined Salamander larvae also have the trace of the middle stripe developing. This becomes much clearer as the larvae develop and approach metamorphosis. Three-lined Salamanders also start breeding earlier in the year in autumn.

Three-lined Salamanders are KNOWN to occur both Fulton and Dekalb counties.

 

Eggs In Situ

Eggs In Situ

Larva

Larva

Larva

Larva

Larva (late-stage)

Larva (late-stage)

Juvenile

Juvenile

Variations of the Three-lined Salamander

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