Caudata

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


Long-tailed Salamander

Family: Long-tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda longicauda)

Common Name:
Long-tailed Salamander

Scientific Name:
Eurycea longicauda longicauda

Adult photos of Long-tailed Salamander courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Adult Photos of Long-tailed Salamander courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers


Size:
  • 4 - 6¼ in. 
  • Record - 7¾ in.

Appearance:
  • Back may be yellow, orange, or brown with irregularly spaced black spots.
  • Tail is over half the total length of the animal.
  • Tail has two rows of herring bone-shaped markings along the sides.

Habitat:

Habitat photo courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Habitat Photo for Long-tailed Salamander
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers


How to Find:

Distribution in Maryland:
Maryland Distribution Map of Long-Tailed Salamander