Southern Two-lined Salamander

Eurycea cirrigera


The Southern Two-lined Salamander is a small, stream-dwelling salamander that can be found throughout Mississippi. They can be found in wooded streams, seeps, swamps, and even far from water flows. Length is 2-3 inches (Powell et al., 2016). They have a wide range in the southeast US, and are morphologically similar to Northern Two-lined and Blue Ridge Two-lined species (not found in MS). They can be separated by counting costal grooves where the species overlap. Two-lined salamanders are orange or yellow, with two dark dorsal lines.

Gravid female from a coastal seep, Jackson Co. (MS)

Identifying Traits

  • Orange or yellow body with two dark dorsal lines


Wooded streams, swamps, lowlands, seepages (Powell et al., 2016)


Generally utilizes natural structures like rocks and logs for shelter


Various small invertebrates

Adult female from seepage habitat, Washington Par. (LA)
Post-metamoprh male, sandy-bottomed creek, Tangipahoa Par. (LA)
Larval stage of Eurycea cirrigera, Washington Par. (LA)