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Red Salamander

The 3-to-7-inch red salamander (Psuedotriton ruber) lives in crevices and debris in cold streams or in leaves and under logs in the woods. Like many salamanders, it changes color as it matures. The young are reddish orange with many black spots. Adults are purplish brown or dark orange, with larger spots that run together. It has yellow eyes, unlike the similar mud salamander (Pseudotriton montanus), which has brown eyes.

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