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Red Salamander

A Southern Red-Backed Salamander.
John P. Clare [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]
A red salamander

This salamander is found in the mountains, piedmont, sandhills, and somewhat on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

The red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae endemic to the eastern United States. Its skin is orange/red with random black spots. Its habitats are temperate forests, small creeks, ponds, forests, temperate shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater, trees springs. Overall this species is common and widespread, but locally it has declined because of habitat loss and it is considered threatened in Indiana.