Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber (Sonnini de Mancourt and Latreille, 1801)  Synonyms: Northern Red Salamander, Pseudotriton ruber ruber.

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The Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) is a large and sometimes brightly colored denizen of clear forested seeps and streams. This stocky salamander is a charismatic and showy creature to observe. Red Salamanders are present throughout Maryland except for the southern counties of the eastern shore. Adults vary from bright red, with black spots, to a more muted muddy brownish, especially in older individuals. Breeding takes place in seepy areas and along streams in spring or fall. Larvae are aquatic, and have conspicuous external gills (Conant & Collins, 1998; Maryland DNR site; Virginia Herpetological Society site).

There are 153 records in the project database.

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A Red Salamander in Howard Co., Maryland (3/5/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Howard Co., Maryland (3/5/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Howard Co., Maryland (4/2/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Howard Co., Maryland (3/19/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Howard Co., Maryland (3/19/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (04/10/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/28/2018). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

Red Salamander larvae from Clarke Co., Alabama (5/1/2008). Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/10/2015). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)


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