Spotted Salamander

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About Spotted Salamander

Despite being fairly large and having an extremely broad range, the spotted salamander is actually pretty hard to, well, spot.

They can reach 9 inches (23 centimetres) in length and are prevalent in mature deciduous forests from eastern Canada throughout the eastern and midwestern United States. But these secretive salamanders spend almost their entire lives hidden under rocks or logs or in the burrows of other forest animals.

Fast Facts 

Type: Amphibian

Diet: Carnivore

Average life span in the wild: Up to 20 years

Size: 7 in (18 cm)

Did you know? Spotted salamanders return to the same mating pool via the same route every year.

 

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