Mud Salamander

Pseudotriton montanus

Summary 2

The mud salamander or mountain triton (Pseudotriton montanus) is a salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is a red salamander with black spots that inhabits swamps, bogs, and streams. It is often confused with the red salamander, but the mud salamander is distinguished by its dark eyes and short snout. It is indigenous to the eastern United States, but is currently an endangered species. Some states have programs to locate mud salamanders to try to keep...

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  1. (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/40293555@N03/4787048545
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudotriton_montanus

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Taxonomy:order Salamanders