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Red Salamander

Pseudotriton ruber

Description:

A young, bright orange-red salamander with dark spots all over the body except the ventral side (underbelly). Approximately 10 cm long.

Habitat:

Found crossing a rainy paved road alongside a small forested stream.

Notes:

The eye is orange in this species and can be used to distinguish this species from its sister species whaich may be sympatric.

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5 Comments

Machi
Machi a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

What a fab face.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Amazing how they are so well camouflaged. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this, Lisa.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers a year ago

Thank you!

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 a year ago

Such wonderful amphib pics!

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Duffield, Virginia, United States

Spotted on Apr 25, 2018
Submitted on Feb 26, 2021

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