Salamander Identification Game

Use this page to test your knowledge on common salamanders found in Pennsylvania.

Salamander #1

Four-toed


Answer #1

ANSWER: Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)


Salamander #2

Hellbender


Answer #2

ANSWER: Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)


Salamander #3

Jefferson


Answer #3

ANSWER: Jefferson’s Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum)


Salamander #4

Long-tail


Answer #4

ANSWER: Longtail Salamander (Eurycea longicauda)


Salamander #5

Marbled


Answer #5

ANSWER: Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)


Salamander #6

Mountain Dusky


Answer #6

ANSWER: Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)


Salamander #7

Mudpuppy


Answer #7

ANSWER: Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)


Salamander #8

Northern dusky


Answer #8

ANSWER: Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus fuscus)


Salamander #9

Northern red


Answer #9

ANSWER: Northern Red Salamander (Pseudotriton r. ruber)


Salamander #10

Northern spring


Answer #10

ANSWER: Northern Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus)


Salamander #11

Northern two-lined


Answer #11

ANSWER: Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)


Salamander #12

Redback


Answer #12

ANSWER: Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)


Salamander #13

Red-spotted


Answer #13

ANSWER: Red-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus v. viridescens)


Salamander #14

Slimy


Answer #14

ANSWER: Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)


Salamander #15

Spotted


Answer #15

ANSWER: Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

 

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