Pseudotriton – Red salamanders

Commonly known as mud salamanders, these amphibians are native to the United States

Their color ranges from bright red in certain juveniles to dark orangish-brown or reddish-brown in adults of this huge, sturdy salamander.

Typically, the back has distinct black flecks or dots. Red salamanders have longer snouts and gold or yellow eyes slightly, whereas mud salamanders have shorter snouts and brown eyes and blunter.

Arachnids, worms, and small insects are just a few of the diverse little invertebrate species they consume. They occasionally consume smaller salamanders as well. They have toxic-secreting glands to ward off predators, and their projectile tongues may extend and retract in milliseconds.