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.

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Plethodon glutinosus complex

Slimy Salamanders are a commonly encountered salamander in metro Atlanta. Recent genetic work has described 8 distinct species of Slimy Salamander in Georgia. In metro Atlanta, we have Plethodon glutinosus on the western side, and a 'zone of uncertainty' to the east. This species breeds terrestrially, and gilled larvae hatch from eggs but quickly metamorphose into juveniles, which resemble the adults.

Slimy Salamanders are KNOWN from both Fulton and Dekalb counties.

 

Adult With Eggs

Adult With Eggs

Larva

Larva

Juvenile

Juvenile

Variations of the Slimy Salamander

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