Wow! What a beautiful photo of a Eastern red-backed salamander!
Excellent question, too. No, these salamanders actually do not have lungs. Weird right?? Since they don’t have lungs they need to live in damp or moist habitats in order to breathe through their skin, which is why they are so often found on nice cozy moist moss like your photo! We are seeing these salamanders more now due to the warm and rainy weather. They are looking for a nice damp area like under a rotting log to lay their eggs. Unlike other salamanders, they don’t need to lay their eggs in the water!