Rough-Skinned Newts will display a bright colored underside when threatened.
Olympic Torrent Salamanders can be found in spray zones of waterfalls and will come onto land on really wet nights.
Cascade Torrent Salamanders are found from the Columbia River Gorge to north of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state.
Western Redback Salamanders are found up to 1,250 feet in elevation, higher than any other species in this family.
The color differences in Van Dyke's Salamander might be associated to different levels of elevation and temperature.
Larch Mountain Salamander are found in southern Washington in the Cascade Mountains, and the Columbia river gorge area up to Snoqualmie pass.
The Dunn's Salamander is most often found under rocks in wet shaded areas on the edges of streams in forests.
Ensatina Salamanders are found west of the Cascade Mountains to the coast in Washington state.
The coast giant salamanders are only found in the Pacific Northwest, most commonly near clear, cold mountain streams next to forests.
Cope's Giant Salamanders usually mature and reproduce in the almost entirely in their aquatic form without metamorphosing into terrestrial adults.
It can often be difficult to find Tiger Salamanders because they spend most of their time buried (up to two feet!) in the ground.