Wandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) from Jedediah Smith State Park in California
Juvenile found at stream's edge. I had no idea they could swim, but it crossed a few inches of creek with no problem.
Photos by Iris Steigermann.
juvenile showing the characteristic bronze striping
Wandering at left, Black at right
The wandering salamander (Aneides vagrans) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is found in Canada and the United States. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.