Plethodon cinereus

Family : Plethodontidae

 

Plethodon cinereus, Plethodontidae

Mixed broad-leave woods and coniferous forests are the sites where we can find the Plethodon cinereus, in the eastern regions of North America, from Ontario and Quebec, starting from north, to Indiana and North Carolina southwards. It hardly reaches, tail included, the 12 cm. It hunts, mainly y night, the small invertebrates it finds among the the leaves of the under-brush. By day it keeps hidden in a den, hoping no tot be mistaken for a small worm. After the winter mating, the females lay 4-21 eggs under the stones. There is no need of water: the whole development occurs inside the egg and in spring the newborns get out for their small, big adventure © G. Mazza

 

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