Northern Slimy Salamander
Plethodon glutinosus


Black or dark blue background with white or silvery dots speckling the entire surface of the salamander. These spots are may be larger near the venter or belly of the salamander, which is usually lighter than the back.


Slimy Salamanders, like other members of the genus Plethodon have eggs that hatch directly into small salamanders, skipping the larval stage. Though they are dependent upon moisture, this enables them to occupy a wide range of habitats. Look for them under stones, logs and leaf litter in moist wooded areas.


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USGS Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification Guide