Northern Spring Salamander   

Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus
 

State Listing: Threatened

Northern Spring Salamander
Northern Spring Salamander
Northern Spring Salamander
Northern Spring Salamander
Northern Spring Salamander Venter
Northern Spring Salamander Venter
Woodland Stream Habitat
Woodland Stream Habitat
Northern Spring Salamander
Northern Spring Salamander
Northern Spring Salamander
Northern Spring Salamander

Commonly Confused Native Species:

 

  • Often Not Confused with other Species

IDENTIFICATION

 

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

                           translucent white.           

 

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

                           Connecticut.