We conducted two experiments in microcosms to examine whether the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris acted as an ecosystem engineer by providing additional habitat (burrows) for Plethodon cinereus, a common woodland salamander. Females usually remain coiled with the eggs for about 60 d until hatching, and this behavior is thought to provide some protection for the eggs from predators and dehydration (Petranka, 1998), as well as accrue energetic and growth costs to the brooding female (Ng and Wilbur, 1995). All three are slender and delicate salamanders about 4 inches long. Eastern red-backed salamanders can recognize individual neighbors by odors (McGavin, 1978), and exhibit considerable site tenacity, with 91% of recaptured, displaced individuals returning to within 1 m of their capture sites in Virginia (Gergits and Jaeger, 1990). [4] The red-backed salamander exhibits color polymorphism and two color variations are common: the "red-backed" or "red-stripe" variety has a red dorsal stripe that tapers towards the tail, and the darker variety, known as the "lead-backed" (or simply "lead") phase, lacks most or all of the red pigmentation. i. Family: Plethodonidae. Plethodon cinereus, redback phase, dark specimen. Eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) have undergone extensive taxonomic revision. [8] This may be a consequence of a higher predation risk experienced in the wild by the lead-backed phase, and may also mean lead-phase salamanders could be more vulnerable in captivity settings. As a result, P. cinereus may be well poised to undergo spatial shifts in range and abundance in response to climate change. The Red-backed Salamander is usually found under rocks, logs, fallen bark, or leaf litter. We reared juveniles of P. cinereus in an enclosure alone, with a similarly-sized conspecific, with a similarly-sized P. glutinosus, and with a larger P. glutinosus. Females produce from four to 17 eggs in a year. 16. They have no aquatic larval stage. Mimicry has also been postulated as an anti-predator mechanism in the erythristic (all red) color morph of eastern red-backed salamanders, which are suspected of mimicking the red eft stage of eastern newts (Notophthalmus viridescens), a highly noxious species distasteful or poisonous to predators (Tilley et al., 1982). [updated 2012 Sept; cited 2012 Nov 26] Available from: www.itis.gov. Surface moisture and temperature affect the vertical distribution of individuals in the soil (Taub, 1961). Selective logging appears to have less impact on this species than does clearcutting, with little difference in salamander densities detected between closed-canopy plots and 1-yr-old canopy gap plots (Messere and Ducey, 1998). Fraser, Douglas F. 1976. [4] The red-backed phase is not always red, but may actually be various other colors (e.g., yellow-backed, orange-backed, white-backed, or a rare erythristic morph in which the body is completely red). In this study we compare microhabitat data for a broadly distributed salamander species, Plethodon cinereus, and two microendemic species P. sherando and P. hubrichti. O. Pfingsten (1989b) considers eastern red-backed salamanders to be an indicator organism of the beech-maple forest in Ohio, where cool, moist conditions prevail. Peterson et al. Brooding females do not actively forage but will eat opportunistically (Ng and Wilbur, 1995). Egg deposition sites. [6], Antipredator behavior of P. cinereus was found to differ between the two color phases; the lead-backed phase has a tendency to run away from predators, whereas the red-backed phase often stays immobile and possibly exhibits aposematic coloration. Maerz and Karuzas (2003) report an instance of an adult cannibalizing a juvenile. Petranka et al. In the United States, Eastern Red-backed Salamanders range throughout New England, southward to western and northeastern North Carolina, and northwestward to western Minnesota, where a disjunct population is found (Petranka, 1998). 2. A wide variety of animals and one plant will prey upon eastern red-backed salamanders, with ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus) and short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda) likely being the most common predators. A Plethodon cinereus group has been recognized by Grobman (1944) and Highton and Larson (1979). Unusually late dates are late October in New York (Sherwood, 1895) and 2 August in northern Michigan (Davidson and Heatwole, 1960). Males and females of P. cinereus typically establish separate feeding and/or mating territories underneath rocks and logs. The eggs hatch in 6 to 8 weeks. Frisbie, Malcolm Pratt, and Richard L. Wyman. ii. [5] These color morphs are rarer than the red-backed, lead-backed, and erythristic morphs, but still have been reported with consistency among varying populations of this species. Hatchlings are reported as 22 mm TL (Wisconsin; Vogt, 1981) and averaging 13.5 mm SVL (Ohio; Pfingsten, 1989b). Conifer-dominated forests often have litter temperatures of 39 ˚C (Heatwole, 1962), exceeding the maximum temperature tolerances for plethodontids (32.3–34.6 ˚C; Spotila, 1972), whereas litter in deciduous forests typically stays cooler (28 ˚C maximum; Heatwole, 1962). Our analyses evaluate two hypotheses. Lester O. Dillard, Kevin R. Russell, W. Mark Ford, Site-level habitat models for the endemic, threatened Cheat Mountain salamander (Plethodon nettingi): the importance of geophysical and biotic attributes for predicting occurrence, Biodiversity and Conservation, 10.1007/s10531-008-9356-x, 17, 6, … 1A). A Plethodon cinereus group has been recognized by Grobman (1944) and Highton and Larson (1979). Females often exhibit biennial breeding cycles in the North and annual cycles in the South (Sayler, 1966; Petranka, 1998). Physical Condition, Sex, and Age-Class of Eastern Red-Backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in Forested and Open Habitats of West Virginia, USA dc.contributor.author Riedel, Breanna L. Breeding occurs in June and July. In the United States, eastern red-backed salamanders range throughout New England, southward to western and northeastern North Carolina, and northwestward to western Minnesota, where a disjunct population is found (Petranka, 1998). For example, two southern subspecies (P. c. serratus and P. c. polycentratus) have been combined into southern red-backed salamanders (P. serratus; Highton and Larson, 1979). [9], Males and females of P. cinereus typically establish separate feeding and/or mating territories underneath rocks and logs. Waldick (1997) presents evidence of mass emigration away from a clearcut in New Brunswick. Ovipositing typically occurs in late spring and early summer. (2000) reported a probable breeding aggregation of five individuals in Michigan. Surface activity is reduced in mid summer (late June to August; Blanchard, 1928a; Test, 1955; Taub, 1961; Highton, 1972; Nagel, 1977; Maglia, 1996). These territories are defended aggressively against conspecific adults by threat displays and biting, and both males and females defend territories (Jaeger et al., 1982; Jaeger, 1984; Horne, 1988; Horne and Jaeger, 1988; Mathis, 1989, 1991; Simons et al., 1997; Lang and Jaeger, 2000; Maerz and Madison, 2000). G. Territories. Eggs are susceptible to dehydration, and the rehydration rate is slower than the rate of dehydration (Heatwole, 1961b). The eggs hatch in 6 to 8 weeks. Eastern red-backed salamanders are replaced by the more drought resistant southern ravine salamanders (P. richmondi) on steep slopes in Ohio (Pfingsten, 1989b). The other two similarly-shaped salamanders in Vermont are the Four-toed and the Northern Two-lined Salamanders. Shrews ate only 40% of red-backed salamanders offered in lab trials, which was attributed to distasteful glandular secretions (Brodie et al., 1979; see also Hecker et al., 2003). R. Parasites. Tail autotomy has also been reported as an anti-predator defense mechanism (Lancaster and Wise, 1996). A large percentage of the population may be floaters (typically smaller animals that do not hold territories); up to 49% of the animals in a Virginia study may have been floaters (Mathis, 1991). McAlpine (1997a) found no evidence of decline in New Brunswick, but suggests that clearcutting, conversions to conifer plantations, and shorter cutting cycles may have depleted populations. Accessed 14 Dec 2020. Despite this, eastern red-backed salamanders can be extremely numerous (see Table 12). Eastern red-backed salamanders have among the highest mean rates of dehydration and rehydration (4 mg/cm2/hr) of all plethodontids (Grover, 2000). 1Gary S. Casper Great Lakes Ecological Services PO Box 375 Slinger, WI 53086-0375 USA gc@greatlakeseco.com. i. Eastern red-backed salamanders avoid shallow soils, rocky substrates, hydric soils, and soils with pH < 3.7 (Wyman and Hawksley-Lescault, 1987; Petranka, 1998). Monitoring protocols are being refined, and monitoring of some populations has begun (Carfioli et al., 2000). The grape-like clusters are usually suspended from the cavity roof by a short stalk. Average clutch sizes are 6–9 relatively large eggs (range = 1–14). H. Aestivation/Avoiding Dessication. Salamanders will climb on vegetation to forage at night (Cockran, 1911; Burton and Likens, 1975a; Jaeger, 1978). Life history: Eggs are laid in June, suspended like a bunch of grapes within a rotting log or under a rock. 2007). Historical versus Current Abundance. Plethodon cinereus ranges from the Canadian Maritime provinces and southern Quebec, west to northeastern Minnesota, and south to northern and eastern North Carolina. Eastern red-backed salamanders release alarm pheromones from skin glands when attacked, which, unlike territorial pheromones, are short lived (about 2 min; Graves and Quinn, 2000; see also Hecker et al., 2003). We conducted two experiments in microcosms to examine whether the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris acted as an ecosystem engineer by providing additional habitat (burrows) for Plethodon cinereus, a common woodland salamander. Class: Amphibia. J. Torpor (Hibernation). Kleeberger and Werner (1982) estimated home ranges in Michigan average 13 m2 for males and juveniles, 24 m2 for females. [8], Plethodon cinereus, like many plethodon species, exhibit homing behavior, with homing of females to their nests, as well as non-attending females and males to a home range. By Sexual maturity is reached about 2 yr after hatching (Bausmann and Whitaker, 1987). There is some evidence that eastern red-backed salamander black morphs can tolerate warmer temperatures than can striped morphs, and maintenance of this polymorphism may therefore increase the species' tolerance to thermal variation (Moreno, 1989). Moisture requirements also influence microhabitat choice. Habitat relationships of eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in Appalachian agroforestry and grazing systems. The effects of soil pH on sodium balance in the red-backed salamander, Plethodon cinereus, and three other terrestrial salamanders. Not much is known about the dispersal of neonates, although neonates and juveniles are thought to be philopatric.The species largely consumes invertebrates and other detritus dwellers. Plethodon cinereus (Eastern Red-backed Salamander) Movement. Brooding females will aggressively defend their eggs from conspecifics (Bachmann, 1984), and sometimes males are found with brooding females (Friet, 1995). Description: 1 leaf, pages 469-493. plates. The earliest I have observed eggs is 28 April on Stockton Island in western Lake Superior (in an atypically early and warm spring). The red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) is a species of small, hardy woodland salamander in the family Plethodontidae. Corresponding Author. Mid summer movements occur in response to rising temperature and falling humidity, resulting in salamanders moving to cooler, moister environments (i.e., deeper into soils and from hilltops to depressions in the forest floor; Heatwole, 1962). Eastern red-backed salamanders are not freeze tolerant and must avoid freezing temperatures using behavioral mechanisms (Storey and Storey, 1986). Homing behavior has also been demonstrated in Michigan, where displaced salamanders returned to their territories after displacements of 30 m (90% return) and 90 m (25% return; Kleeberger and Werner, 1982). Eastern red-backed salamanders occupy deciduous, mixed conifer-deciduous, and sometimes northern conifer forests, where they inhabit leaf litter and utilize retreats under stones, within soil cavities, and in rotting logs. Other reported predators include woodland snakes (i.e., garter snakes [Thamnophis sp. Jaeger et al. Vernberg (1955) reported soil pH preferences of 6.0–6.8. 1991. When territorial sites are limited, pairs of females may defend sites (Peterson et al., 2000). Habitat: Moist forests, especially forested, rocky hillsides. Plethodon cinereus ingår i släktet Plethodon och familjen lunglösa salamandrar. It is also known as the redback salamander,[3] eastern red-backed salamander,[3] or the northern red-backed salamander to distinguish it from the southern red-backed salamander (Plethodon serratus). Fraser, Douglas F. 1976. Watermolen (1996) observed a female pick up an egg mass in her mouth, breaking it free from the pedicel, and carry it deeper into a log crevice when disturbed. (2000) emphasize that males and females can cohabit territories as pairs and allow juveniles to forage within their territories. 1. Similar to adults. (1999). [4] Additional color anomalies of this species also exist, including iridistic, albino, leucistic, amelanistic, and melanistic anomalies. Freshly laid ova are pale yellow to yellowish white, 3.0–4.0 mm in diameter, and surrounded by two jelly envelopes (Piersol, 1910; Cockran, 1911; Blanchard, 1928a; Bishop, 1941b; Lynn and Dent, 1941; Sayler, 1966; Nagel, 1977; Lotter, 1978; Petranka, 1998). When encountering shrews, eastern red-backed salamanders orient their tail toward the predator and arch and undulate this appendage, which contains glands thought to be distasteful to predators (Brodie et al., 1979). With the advent of freezing weather, individuals move into underground retreats, beneath stones, into ant mounds, or under and within rotting logs and stumps, where they usually remain until snowmelt (Cockran, 1911; Grizzell, 1949; Vernberg, 1953; Cooper, 1956; Sayler, 1966; Highton, 1972; Caldwell and Jones, 1973; Hoff, 1977; Lotter, 1978; Buhlmann et al., 1988). Where logging activities have reduced the number of natural cavities available in downed woody debris, females may instead utilize cavities within matted leaf litter (Petranka, 1998). Clutch size. Competition between eastern red-backed salamanders and other plethodontids is recognized (e.g., Adams, 2000). Photo by L. Brook. Females deposit eggs in moist natural cavities within leaf litter, soil burrows, or rotting logs (Test and Heatwole, 1962). habitat P. cinereus eggs found in clutches of 4 to 9 eggs either underneath or in cavities within decomposing logs. The intensity of the defense varies depending on the quality of food resources contained within the territory (Gabor and Jaeger, 1999). Frisbie, Malcolm Pratt, and Richard L. Wyman. [ 1 ] Inga underarter finns listade i Catalogue of Life . A large percentage of the total population resides below the soil surface and is typically under-sampled in surface counts and mark-recapture methods (Test and Bingham, 1948; Taub, 1961). Eastern red-backed salamanders prefer cool, moist microhabitats and avoid temperature extremes and desiccating environments (Heatwole, 1960). University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Possible competitive interactions between eastern red-backed salamanders and valley and ridge salamanders (P. hoffmani; Fraser, 1976b), and between eastern red-backed salamanders and Wehrle's salamanders (P. wehrlei; Pauley, 1978a,b,c), have been suggested but not conclusively demonstrated. Eastern Red-backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) are one of the most abundant vertebrates in North America. Temperatures below 10 ˚C inhibit locomotion (Feder and Pough, 1975). First, each of these species occupies microhabitat that differs from the available habitat. Plethodon is a genus of salamanders in the family Plethodontidae.They are also known as woodland salamanders or, more rarely, slimy salamanders. None reported. Eastern red-backed salamanders possess noxious skin secretions concentrated along the dorsum of the tail (Brodie et al., 1979; Petranka, 1998), which convey protection. In the United States, eastern red-backed salamanders range throughout New England, southward to western and northeastern North Carolina, and northwestward to western Minnesota, where a disjunct population is found (Petranka, 1998). In some areas with good habitat, these salamanders are so numerous, their population densities may surpass 1,000 individuals per acre (2,471 individuals per hectare). Studies suggest that populations may recover from clearcutting within 30–60 yr (Pough et al., 1987; deMaynadier and Hunter, 1995). Spermatogenesis occurs from October–December in New York (Hood, 1934; Bishop, 1941b; Feder and Pough, 1975) and in late March in Michigan (Werner, 1969). Ecology, 57(3):459-471. An Plethodon cinereus in uska species han Caudata nga syahan ginhulagway ni Green hadton 1818. Juveniles often remain in the nest cavity with the mother for 1–3 wk after hatching before dispersing (Piersol, 1910; Burger, 1935; Test, 1955; Highton, 1959). Citation: AmphibiaWeb. Ecology, 57(3):459-471. Series: CIHM/ICMH microfiche series ; no. Egg-laying behavior is described by Madison et al. Breeding migrations. OCLC Number: 7763502: Notes: Cover title. Spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) preyed upon eastern red-backed salamanders in 9% of lab trials (Ducey et al., 1994), which might best be interpreted as interspecific interference. Adults range from 3½ – 5 inches in length. Title: Plethodon cinereus (Eastern Red-backed Salamander ) Movement. We also examined whether the behavioral changes of the non-burrowing, fossorial P. cinereus differed Click here to review or comment on the identification. Empirical evaluation of the hypothesis of food competition in salamanders of the genus Plethodon. Eastern red-backed salamanders exhibit color variants that include red-backed and lead-backed morphs co-occurring in most populations (summarized in Petranka, 1998). Related Titles. These estimates usually do not take into account the portion of the population that remains under the surface, which is probably greater than the number of individuals on the surface (e.g., Highton, 2003). Soil moisture, soil pH, cover object availability, and light intensity all affect salamander distribution, with soil pH being the most influential factor (Wyman, 1988a,b; Frisbie and Wyman, 1992; Sugalski and Claussen, 1997; Grover, 1998). Rita I. Cáceres‐Charneco. Eastern red-backed salamanders are aggressive toward northern slimy salamanders (P. glutinosus), defending territories against them (Lancaster and Jaeger, 1995). (2000) provide evidence through behavioral experiments for social monogamy. An Plethodon cinereus in nahilalakip ha genus nga Plethodon, ngan familia nga Plethodontidae. N. Feeding Behavior. The last published embryological study of Plethodon was that of Dent (1942) who provided both a preliminary staging table and experimental evidence of thyroxine ac-tivity in the Eastern red-backed salamander Plethodon cinereus (Fig. "Reprinted from Proceedings of the Canadian institute, 1908-9." Eastern red-backed salamanders are a top predator of the detritus food chain, feeding on any prey they can capture. Kin recognition is suspected (Forester and Anders, 2000), and Gillette et al. P. Anti-Predator Mechanisms. In Maryland, Cooper (1956) reported aquatic hibernation in 7.5–25 cm (3–10 in) of water. Territories appear to function primarily as feeding areas, but may also play a role in mating success (Jaeger et al., 1982; Mathis, 1991). [9] This allows for essential contact between a female and her eggs in order to ensure their survival, as well as for non-attending females and males to explore beyond the home range when under predation pressures, or searching for food or cover, and return to their home range if a more favorable microhabitat is not found. The number of mature ova has been positively correlated with female length (Nagel, 1977; Lotter, 1978), as well as with female mass but not length (Fraser, 1980), suggesting that low food levels or quality may reduce clutch size. Ants and mites formed the bulk of the diet in a Canadian jack pine forest (Bellocq et al., 2000). The occurrence of eastern red-backed salamanders is also positively associated with forest patch area, suggesting that forest fragmentation may result in declines (Kolozsvary and Swihart, 1999). direct-developing Plethodon is contingent on a reliable staging table from a representative species. Highton (2003) documents recent widespread declines in most species of this complex. notes This egg clutch was found within a decomposing log with an attending female. [11], Data related to Plethodon cinereus at Wikispecies, Integrated Taxonomic Information System [Internet] 2012. Predators. The Red-backed can usually be found in damp locations under leaf litter or in the coarse woody debris of mature deciduous or mixed hardwood forests. Removal of dead and dying timber is likely to severely impact populations of terrestrial salamanders by reducing the availability of cover objects (Grover, 1998). Nagel (1977) reported growth rates in an eastern Tennessee population averaging 15 mm SVL during the first year and 8 mm in the second year, with growth surprisingly not slowing during the winter (females in this study reproduced annually, so growth rates may be lower in biennially reproducing populations). The results of Generalized Linear Mixed Models comparing the habitat variables that best predict the presence sites of Plethodon cinereus and P. sherando . In New Hampshire, eastern red-backed salamanders predominate in salamander assemblages, comprising 93.5% of the biomass of six salamander species (Burton and Likens, 1975a). Eastern red-backed salamanders are also reported to eat their own cast skins and occasionally will cannibalize conspecific eggs and juveniles (Surface, 1913; Piersol, 1914; Burger, 1935; Heatwole and Test, 1961; Highton and Savage, 1961; Burton, 1976). They may also forage in bogs (Hughes et al., 1999). Petranka (1998) gives home area (the defended territory) averages for males, females, and juveniles as 0.16–0.33 m2. No range retractions of eastern red-backed salamanders have been reported, but local extirpations have been due to habitat changes, chiefly deforestation, and other, unknown causes (see Highton, 2003). K. Interspecific Associations/Exclusions. Range maps reflecting this taxonomic change do not imply a range retraction for eastern red-backed salamanders. [5], The skin of red-backed salamanders was found to contain Lysobacter gummosus, an epibiotic bacterium that produces the chemical 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol and inhibits the growth of certain pathogenic fungi. All members of the genus are endemic to North America (Canada and USA). No information is available, but eggs are susceptible to fungal infections (Pfingsten, 1989b). [4] Both morphs have speckled black and white bellies. habitat P. cinereus eggs found in clutches of 4 to 9 eggs either underneath or in cavities within decomposing logs. Range/Habitat. The species inhabits wooded slopes in eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime provinces in Canada to Minnesota. The rate of dehydration ( Heatwole, 1960 ) or, more rarely, salamanders. 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