Green Salamander

Green salamanders (Aneides aeneus) are terrestrial amphibians found in moist woodlands of the Appalachian Mountain regions of eastern North America. In Alabama, they inhabit the Cumberland Plateau and the Tennessee Valley and Ridge. They are the only salamanders in North America with green coloration. This specimen was photographed in Walker County as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Species Management Research Program.

Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, photo by Tyler Brock