The red salamander can be found in many environments throughout much of the eastern United States, but it is most prevalent in streams, springs, and small creeks. They hide behind logs and rocks during the day and hunt for invertebrates and small vertebrate prey at night.
They resemble the extremely toxic red newt in appearance. Some predators steer clear of them as a result.
They have been reported to live up to 20 years in the wild. The IUCN Red List classifies red salamanders as a “least concern” species since they are frequently found in protected areas.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No