Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber (Sonnini de Mancourt and Latreille, 1801)    Synonyms: Northern Red Salamander, Pseudotriton ruber ruber.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Caudata   >   Family Plethodontidae   >   Genus Pseudotriton   

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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 264 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 Garrett Co., Maryland (5/17/2019). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Red Salamander in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/5/2019). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

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

Red Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (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 St. Mary's Co., Maryland (11/30/2020). Photo by Jakob Cackowski. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (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)

Red Salamander in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/3/2022). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

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

Red Salamander in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/24/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Prince George's Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

Larval Red Salamander in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/22/2020). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/21/2023). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Charles Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Charles Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Frederick Co., Maryland (12/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/21/2023). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/25/2017). (c) Matt Muir, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Romain Clément, all rights reserved. Photo by romainclem via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Romain Clément, all rights reserved. Photo by romainclem via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Romain Clément, all rights reserved. Photo by romainclem via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

Red Salamander in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/6/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/14/2023). (c) Mike Mosser, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mike Mosser via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Allegany Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Washington Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/29/2018). (c) Aleta Quinn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Aleta Quinn via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

Red Salamander in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/6/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Washington Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

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


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