Mud Salamander

Mud Salamander

Not to be confused with the Red Salamander, the Mud Salamander is a species of amphibians that is extensively found in parts of the United States.

Scientific Name Pseudotritonmontanus

Classification – Pseudotriton

Gender Names – Male – boar; Female – sow; Baby – eft

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – Up to 3-8 in (7.6 to 20 cm)

Life Expectancy – Not documented

Mating Season  Warmer months

Special Features  Reddish brown to orange in color with 30 to 40 black dotted spots all over the dorsal side

Geographical Distribution – Eastern to Southeasternregions of the USA

Natural Habitat – Swamp areas close to streams, springs, bogs and seeps that has a muddy bottom but clear water

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern(‘Endangered’ in Pennsylvania)

Diet – Invertebrates (not much known)

Predators – Other larger salamanders, snakes, water birds