Caudata

Field Guide to Maryland's Salamanders and Newts  (Order Caudata)


Green Salamander

Family: Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus)

Common Name:
Green Salamander

Scientific Name:
Aneides aeneus

Adult photo of Green Salamander courtesy of Mark Tegges
Adult Photo of Green Salamander courtesy of Mark Tegges


Size:
  • 3¼ - 5 in. 
  • Record: 5½ in.

Appearance:
  • Only salamander in Maryland with conspicuous lichen green colored blotches on the back.
  • Toes are square-tipped and spaced apart for climbing into rock crevices.

Habitat:

Photo 4 (inset): Habitat photo courtesy of David Kazyak and Photo 5: Habitat photo courtesy of Scott Smith Habitat photo for Green Salamander courtesy of Scott Smith, with inset photo courtesy of David Kazyak

  • Rock crevices and trees adjacent to rock outcrops.

How to Find:

Distribution in Maryland: