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Spring Salamander(Gyrinophilus porphyriticus).
As their name suggests these salamanders occur in brooks, seeps and springs where they are near the top of the foodchain and eat everything from worms and crustaceans to other salamanders, including their own species. I have been lucky enough to witness them predating upon salamanders twice, once with Plethodon cinereus and once with Desmognathus ochrophaeus. Within Ontario the spring salamander is considered Extirpated, is only known from one population and has not been observed since 1877.

Spring Salamander(Gyrinophilus porphyriticus). As their name suggests these salamanders occur in brooks, seeps and springs where they are near the top of the foodchain and eat everything from worms and crustaceans to other salamanders, including their own species. I have been lucky enough to witness them predating upon salamanders twice, once with Plethodon cinereus and once with Desmognathus ochrophaeus. Within Ontario the spring salamander is considered Extirpated, is only known from one population and has not been observed since 1877.