Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticusWestern MD only    Synonyms: Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus, Northern Spring Salamander.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Caudata   >   Family Plethodontidae   >   Genus Gyrinophilus   

Status:

The Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus) is a fairly large, heavy-bodied salamander of small streams and seeps, often spring-fed. In Maryland, it is restricted to the Piedmont west into the mountains. The gilled larvae are fully aquatic, while the active adults are often found away from water, especially after rain. The breeding season ranges from late autumn into winter (Conant & Collins 1998; Maryland DNR site; Bishop, 1943).

Description:

Spring Salamanders have a conspicuous pale ridge (the canthus rostralis) laterally from the eye to the front of the snout.

There are 22 records in the project database.

View taxon at iNaturalist

Search Google Images

GA AL WA FR CLMOHO BABCHACEPGAACVCHSMKEQACNTADOWISOWO
Spring Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (11/6/2017). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spring Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/4/2018). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Spring Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (11/5/2017). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

A Spring Salamander in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2010). Photo by Kevin Crocetti. (MBP list)

A Spring Salamander in Forest Co., Pennsylvania (8/24/2008). Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)

Spring Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/4/2018). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography