Mud Salamander Pseudotriton montanus (Baird, 1850)    Synonyms: Eastern Mud Salamander, Pseudotriton montanus montanus.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Caudata   >   Family Plethodontidae   >   Genus Pseudotriton   

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Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus) is a large, chunky reddish or brownish salamander with black spots, rather similar to Red Salamander, but with brownish eyes. As its name suggests, Mud Salamander frequents muddy streams or seeps, while Red generally prefers clearer, flowing water. This salamander ranges through the coastal plain of Maryland, on the western and eastern shores. They are known for being very secretive, and their difficult, often turbid habitats can make the species difficult to observe. This salamander breeds in early autumn.

There are 29 records in the project database.

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A Mud Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/17/2017). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

Mud Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/17/2017). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Mud Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/17/2017). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

A Mud Salamander in Richland Co., South Carolina (12/18/2009). Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)

Mud Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/14/2019). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mud Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/1/2018). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mud Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/1/2018). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mud Salamander larvae in Richland Co., South Carolina (12/19/2009). Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)


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