Northern Red Salamander, Pseudotriton ruber, red salamander, salamander, photo

Brown-eyed Red Salamander Portrait

Green Wood Wildlife Management Area, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA

A portrait of a unusual specimen of Northern Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) with brown eyes. Several herpetologists have examined my photographs of this unusual individual and determined that this is indeed a Red Salamander, not the somewhat similar but much rarer Mud Salamander. Red Salamanders usually have golden colored eyes.

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