Maryland's Salamanders and Newts (Order Caudata)
Mud Salamander (Psuedotriton montanus)
Adult photo of Mud Salamander
courtesy of John White
3 - 6½ in; Record - 8⅛ in.
- Red, reddish brown to chocolate back and sides with few round, well-separated black spots extending to sides.
- The diagnostic feature is the brown eyes (compared to yellow in Northern Red Salamander).
Habitat photo for Mud Salamander
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
- Muddy areas of springs, and seeps along small streams.
Distribution in Maryland: