Maryland's Salamanders and Newts (Order Caudata)
Red Salamander (Psuedotriton ruber)
Red Salamander courtesy of John White
4¼ - 6 in; Record - 7⅛ in.
- Similar in appearance to spring and mud salamanders.
- Red, orange, or salmon colored with dark spots on the back.
- Eyes are yellow or gold compared to brown eyes of eastern mud salamander.
Habitat Photo for Red Salamander courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
- In and along streams, often burrowing in soft sediments.
- May congregate in springs and streams in late fall.
Distribution in Maryland: