While conducting research on the natural history of green salamanders (Aneides aeneus) in NE Alabama 2005-2007, I observed several individuals with red protrusions on their bodies. The spots were usually located on their feet, limbs, tail, and sides of body. The number of spots ranged from 1-7. Some ideas were that the spots were mites or were infected areas. I not so sure about the mite idea because we examined the spots on one individual under a electron microscope and saw that there was blood circulating through the spots. They appear to be more like swollen areas of the skin. Since the salamanders were a state listed species of concern we were not allowed to euthanize one for closer inspection. I am curious to know if anyone else has observed this in green salamanders or other salamander species.