Three-lined Salamander

Eurycea guttolineata


The Three-lined Salamander is a long bodied, brook salamander that can be found throughout Mississippi. They can be found in wooded streams, seeps, swamps, and even relatively far from water flows. They are much longer than two-lined salamanders and can be up to 7 inches in total length. E. guttolineata is yellow-golden with three dark lines on the back and various dark spotting.

Adult male from a muddy seep in southern Mississippi (Harrison Co.)

Identifying Traits

  • Yellow body with three dark lines, long tail


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


Generally utilizes natural structures like rocks and logs for shelter


Various small invertebrates

Adult male from seepage habitat, Mobile Co. (AL)
Three-lined Salamander from a sandy creek, Tangipahoa Par. (LA)
Topdown view of a gravid female, Forrest Co. (MS)