Maryland's Salamanders and Newts (Order Caudata)
Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Adult photo of Eastern Tiger Salamander courtesy of Jim White
7 - 8¼ in; Record - 13 in.
- Our largest terrestrial salamander.
- Olive-yellow to brownish-yellow irregular bars (“tiger stripes”), blotches and spots on a dark-brown to black background.
- Prominent rounded-flattened head.
Habitat Photo for Eastern Tiger Salamander
courtesy of Scott A. Smith
- Deciduous and mixed forests adjacent to vernal pools and “borrow pits”.
- Typically there are no fish present in breeding ponds.
Distribution in Maryland: