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 186 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 (1/29/2018). (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 (4/1/2018). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (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 (9/5/2017). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

A Red Salamander in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/28/2018). Photo by Justin Lee. (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 Charles Co., Maryland (3/12/2018). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Salamander in Charles Co., Maryland (3/12/2018). (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)

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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