Northern Spring Salamander
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus
State Listing: Threatened
Commonly Confused Native Species:
Often Not Confused with other Species
Size: A robust and large sized salamander measuring 5 to 7.5
inches in length with a distinctly laterally flattened tail.
Color: The dorsum is orange to salmon in coloration with a
reticulated light brown pattern. The venter is a light
Behavior: Produces a noxious skin secretion when threatened.
May posture with its head tucked beneath its tail when in
danger. Often flees rapidly easily escaping capture.
Habitat: Cold, spring fed streams in the northern reaches of