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Salamanders of the U.S.


Salamander diversity is highest in the U.S., but despite this, these animals are often poorly understood and rarely seen. I have begun a project to document as many species of U.S. salamanders as possible. This documentation, not only will highlight natural habitats of these species, but will also document them for the Meet Your Neighbours biodiversity project. Below is a list of American species. Highlighted species are those I've managed to find and photograph (click on the highlighted species to see the photos). This list will be updated as I add more species to the list. 36 of 190 species so far! Stay tuned!



Ringed Salamander

Streamside Salamander

Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander

California Tiger Salamander

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander

Northwestern Salamander

Jefferson Salamander

Blue-spotted Salamander

Mabee's Salamander

Long-toed Salamander

Spotted Salamander

Barred Tiger Salamander

Marbled Salamander

Mole Salamander

Small-Mouthed Salamander

Eastern Tiger Salamander


Two-toed Amphiuma

One-toed Amphiuma

Three-toed Amphiuma




Idaho Giant Salamander

Cope's Giant Salamander

California Giant Salamander

Pacific Giant Salamander


Greenhorn Mountains Slender Salamander

Desert Slender Salamander

California Slender Salamander

Fairview Slender Salamander

Inyo Mountains Salamander

Hell Hollow Slender Salamander

San Gabriel Mountains Slender Salamander

Gabilan Mountains Slender Salamander

Gregarious Slender Salamander

San Simeon Slender Salamander

Sequoia Slender Salamander

Santa Lucia Mountains Slender Salamander

Garden Slender Salamander

Lesser Slender Salamander

Black-bellied Slender Salamander

Channel Islands Slender Salamander

Kings River Slender Salamander

Relictual Slender Salamander

Kern Plateau Salamander

Kern Canyon Slender Salamander

Tehachapi Slender Salamander

Plethodontidae Cont.

Oregon Slender Salamander

Dark-sided Salamander

Northern Two-lined Salamander

Chamberlain's Dwarf Salamander

Salado Salamander

Southern Two-lined Salamander

Three-lined Salamander

Junaluska Salamander

Cascade Caverns Salamander

Long-tailed Salamander

Cave Salamander

Many-ribbed Salamander

San Marcos Salamander

Georgetown Salamander

Texas Salamander

Fern Bank Salamander

Dwarf Salamander

Texas Blind Salamander

Blanco Blind Salamander

Barton Springs Salamander

Grotto Salamander

Ouachita Streambed Salamander

Jollyville Plateau Salamander

Comal Blind Salamander

Valdina Farms Salamander

Oklahoma Salamander

Georgia Blind Salamander

Austin Blind Salamander

Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander

Berry Cave Salamander

Tennessee Cave Salamander

Spring Salamander

West Virginia Spring Salamander

Four-toed Salamander

Mud Salamander

Red Salamander

Many-lined Salamander

Patch-nosed Salamander

Green Salamander

Clouded Salamander

Black Salamander

Sacramento Mountains Salamander

Arboreal Salamander

Wandering Salamander

Cumberland Dusky Salamander

Seepage Salamander

Apalachicola Dusky Salamander

Southern Dusky Salamander

Ouachita Dusky Salamander

Carolina Mountain Dusky Salamander

Plethodontidae Cont.

Spotted Dusky Salamander

Dwarf Black-bellied Salamander

Northern Dusky Salamander

Imitator Salamander

Shovel-nosed Salamander

Seal Salamander

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander

Ocoee Salamander

Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander

Northern Pygmy salamander

Flat-headed Salamander

Black-bellied Salamander

Santeetlah Dusky Salamander

Black Mountain Dusky Salamander

Pygmy Salamander

Ensatina Salamander

Limestone Salamander

Mount Lyell Salamander

Shasta Salamander

Red Hills Salamander

Catahoula Salamander

Western Slimy Salamander

Blue Ridge Gray-cheeked Salamander

Ozark Salamander

Scott Bar Salamander

Tellico Salamander

Caddo Mountain Salamander

Chattahoochee Slimy Salamander

Cheoah Bald Salamander

Atlantic Coast Slimy Salamander

Eastern Red-backed Salamander

White-spotted Slimy Salamander

Northern Zigzag Salamander

Dunn's Salamander

Northern Ravine Salamander

Del Norte Salamander

Fourche Mountain Salamander

Northern Slimy Salamander

Southeastern Slimy Salamander

Valley and Ridge Salamander

Peaks of Otter Salamander

Coeur d'Alene Salamander

Jordan's Salamander

Cumberland Plateau Salamander

Kiamichi Slimy Salamander

Louisiana Slimy Salamander

Larch Mountain salamander

South Mountain Gray-cheeked Salamander

Southern Gray-cheeked Salamander

Mississippi Slimy Salamander

Plethodontidae Cont.

Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander

Jemez Mountains Salamander

Cheat Mountain Salamander

Ocmulgee Slimy Salamander

Rich Mountain Salamander

Pigeon Mountain Salamander

Cow Knob Salamander

Ravine Salamander

Savannah Slimy Salamander

Sequoyah Slimy Salamander

Southern Red-backed Salamander

Shenandoah Salamander

Big Levels Salamander

Red-legged Salamander

Siskiyou Mountains salamander

Southern Appalachian Salamander

Van Dyke's Salamander

South Carolina Slimy Salamander

Western Red-backed Salamander

Southern Zigzag Salamander

Shenandoah Mountain Salamander

Webster's Salamander

Wehrle's Salamander

Weller's Salamander

Yonahlossee Salamander


Alabama Waterdog

Gulf Coast waterdog

Neuse River waterdog


Dwarf waterdog


Cascade torrent salamander

Columbia torrent salamander

Olympic Torrent Salamander

Southern Torrent Salamander


Black-spotted newt

Striped Newt

Eastern Newt

Rough-skinned newt

Red-bellied newt

Sierra Newt

California newt


Southern Dwarf Siren

Northern Dwarf Siren

Lesser siren

Greater siren

Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum


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