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HIGH PARK NATURE is a joint project of the High Park Natural Environment Committee and High Park Stewards. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, articles and photos. Please contact us at mail@highparknature.org

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Herps 

Salamanders

Red-backed Salamander
Joe Crowley

Northern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus

The red-backed salamander occurs in wetter woodlands, using nearby ponds for breeding.

The red-backed salamander is one of three Ontario salamander species that have no lungs. Since all respiration must take place through the skin, the red-back is restricted to moist environments. They lay their eggs within cavities in moist logs. The larva develops within the egg, and on hatching the salamander is in full adult form.

For more information about this salamander species, see: Toronto Zoo Adopt-a-Pond website

You can help monitor herps in High Park! Find out how to submit your observations of reptiles and amphibians to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas.


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