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Common Mudpuppy

(Necturus maculosus)

Comon mudpuppies are mostly nocturnal, found in lakes, streams, creeks, ponds, etc.

Size: 8-13 in.

Description: Four toes on each foot; dark stripe through eye; coloration grey or rusty color to almost black with scattered spots.

Jefferson Salamander Complex

(Ambystoma jeffersonianum x laterale)

Jefferson Salamander

(Ambystoma jeffersonianum)

Blue-spotted Salamander

(Ambystoma laterale)

The blue-spotted salamander is a Spring breeder, and interbreeds with the Jefferson Salamander to form hybrids.

Size: 4 - 5 ½ in. Description: Black to bluish black with blue to blueish white flecks

Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) © David Malak

Spotted Salamander

(Ambystoma maculatum)

Red-spotted Newt

(Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens)

  • Secretes through their skin gland making them distasteful to preditors
  • Ponds, lakes, ditches and lazy streams are the best places to find adults
  • Efts are found on the forest floor under rocks, logs and leaf litter

Size: 1 3/8 - 4 13/16 in. (Aquatic stage); 1 3/8 - 3 3/8 in.(Terrestrial stage)


  • Aquatic adults normally olive-green but vary from a dark mustard to greenish brown
  • Terrestrial stage color varies from bright orange to red-orange
  • They can have up to 21 red spots variable in quantity and location
Red-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus v. viridescens) © David Malak

Northern Dusky Salamander

(Desmognathus fuscus)

Allegheny Dusky Salamander

(Desmognathus ochrophaeus)

Northern Redback Salamander

(Plethodon c. cinereus)

Northern Redback Salamander (Plethodon c. cinereus) © David Malak

Northern Slimy Salamander

(Plethodon glutinosus)

Wehrle's Salamander

(Plethodon wehrlei)

Four-toed Salamander

(Hemidactylium scutatum)

Northern Spring Salamander

(Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus)

Northern Red Salamander

(Pseudotriton r. ruber)

Northern Two-lined Salamander

(Eurycea bislineata)

Longtail Salamander

(Eurycea l. longicauda)