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Salamanders
Rough-Skinned Newt

Rough-Skinned Newts will display a bright colored underside when threatened.

Rhyacotriton olympicus

Olympic Torrent Salamanders can be found in spray zones of waterfalls and will come onto land on really wet nights.

Cascade Torrent Salamander.

Cascade Torrent Salamanders are found from the Columbia River Gorge to north of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state.

Western Redback Salamander

Western Redback Salamanders are found up to 1,250 feet in elevation, higher than any other species in this family.

VanDyke Salamander_Plethodon vandykei

The color differences in Van Dyke's Salamander might be associated to different levels of elevation and temperature.

Larch Mountain Salamander

Larch Mountain Salamander are found in southern Washington in the Cascade Mountains, and the Columbia river gorge area up to Snoqualmie pass.

Holding Dunn's Salamander.

The Dunn's Salamander is most often found under rocks in wet shaded areas on the edges of streams in forests.

orange and brown Ensatina salamander

Ensatina Salamanders are found west of the Cascade Mountains to the coast in Washington state.

Coast Giant Salamander

The coast giant salamanders are only found in the Pacific Northwest, most commonly near clear, cold mountain streams next to forests.

Placeholder image for Cope's Giant Salamander

Cope's Giant Salamanders usually mature and reproduce in the almost entirely in their aquatic form without metamorphosing into terrestrial adults.

Tiger Salamander

It can often be difficult to find Tiger Salamanders because they spend most of their time buried (up to two feet!) in the ground.

Long-toed salamander.

Long-toed Salamanders mostly live underground in rodent burrows and can be found throughout Washington state. 

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