Maryland's Salamanders and Newts  (Order Caudata)

Long-tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda)

Long-tailed Salamander by Brian Gratwicke CC by 2.0s

4 - 6¼ in; Record - 7¾ in.

  • Back may be yellow, orange, or brown with irregularly spaced black spots.
  • Tail is over half the total length of the animal.
  • Tail has two rows of herring bone-shaped markings along the sides.


Habitat photo courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Habitat Photo for Long-tailed Salamander
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers

Distribution in Maryland:
Maryland Distribution Map of Long-Tailed Salamander