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Red Salamander

Pseudotriton ruber


Description: Red salamanders are one of the largest stream salamanders in our region (4 - 6 in; 10 -15 cm). They are stout-bodied and short-tailed (tail length about 80% of snout-vent length). Coloration is bright red to reddish orange with many irregularly rounded, black spots with a somewhat lighter belly.


This is a friend's photo (I got permission to post it) & she found him in her driveway.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

You're welcome Sarah!

SarahWhitt 9 years ago

Thanks, SFrazier!! Don't know what I was thinking!!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved to amphibians :-)

SarahWhitt 9 years ago

It sure does, RGB!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Looks like it's made of play dough or rubber.

SarahWhitt 9 years ago

You are right about that! He's sure sticking out like a "sore thumb" huh? :)

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West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Nov 21, 2011
Submitted on Jan 1, 2012

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