Dunns Salamander

Plethodon dunni
Willapa National Wildlife refuge is home to one of the highest concentrations of Dunn's salamanders/Photo Courtesy of Jackson D Shedd
Some salamanders spent the first part of their lives living in the water. They have a larval form which looks different than the adults of their species. Dunn’s Salamanders are a fully terrestrial salamander. The females lay their eggs in a moist area on land, possibly guarding them until they hatch. The young hatch as fully-formed, but smaller, replicas of the adults. 

Facts About Dunns Salamander

Prefers rocky areas next to forest streams

Has no lungs, breathes through its skin

Depends on moisture in its environment, cannot survive in dry conditions