Salamanders of South Carolina 

Amphiumidae - Amphiumas

Two-toed Amphiuma
(Amphiuma means)

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Sirenidae - Sirens

Northern Dwarf Siren
(Pseudobranchus striatus)

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Lesser Siren
(Siren intermedia)

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Greater Siren
(Siren lacertina)

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Proteidae - Waterdogs and Mudpuppies

Dwarf Waterdog
(Necturus punctatus)

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Ambystomatidae - Mole Salamanders

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander
(Ambystoma cingulatum)

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Mabee’s Salamander
(Ambystoma mabeei)

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Spotted Salamander
(Ambystoma maculatum)

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Marbled Salamander
(Ambystoma opacum)

The Marbled Salamander is a stout salamander with a broad head and thick legs. These salamanders are black in coloration and adult males are usually patterned with a series of white, bone-shaped, stripes going down the back and tail. Females can be distinguished by having grayish stripes.

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Mole Salamander
(Ambystoma talpoideum)

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Eastern Tiger Salamander
(Ambystoma tigrinum)

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Plethodontidae - Lungless Salamanders

Green Salamander
(Aneides aeneus)

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Seepage Salamander
(Desmognathus aeneus)

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Holbrook’s Southern Dusky Salamander
(Desmognathus auriculatus)

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Northern Dusky Salamander
(Desmognathus fuscus)

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Spotted Dusky Salamander
(Desmognathus conanti)

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Shovelnose Salamander
(Desmognathus marmoratus)

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Seal Salamander
(Desmognathus monticola)

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Ocoee Salamander
(Desmognathus ocoee)

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Black-bellied Salamander
(Desmognathus quadramaculatus)

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Dwarf Black-bellied Salamander
(Desmognathus folkertsi)

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Chamberlain’s Dwarf Salamander
(Eurycea chamberlaini)

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Southern Two-lined Salamander
(Eurycea cirrigera)

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Three-lined Salamander
(Eurycea guttolineata)

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Southeastern Dwarf Salamander
(Eurycea quadridigitata)

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Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander
(Eurycea wilderae)

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Spring Salamander
(Gyrinophilus porphyriticus)

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Four-toed Salamander
(Hemidactylium scutatum)

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South Carolina Slimy Salamander
(Plethodon variolatus)

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Atlantic Coast Slimy Salamander
(Plethodon chlorobryonis)

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White-Spotted Slimy Salamander
(Plethodon cylindraceus)

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Southern Gray-cheeked Salamander
(Plethodon metcalfi)

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Southern Appalachian Salamander
(Plethodon teyahalee)

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Webster’s Salamander
(Plethodon websteri)

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Mud Salamander
(Pseudotriton montanus)

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Red Salamander
(Pseudotriton ruber)

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Many-lined Salamander
(Stereochilus marginatus)

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Patch-nosed Salamander
(Urspelerpes brucei)

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Salamandridae - Newts

Eastern Newt
(Notophthalmus viridescens)

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