Spotted Salamander

By, Cydnee Williams

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Spotted salamanders live under rocks and logs and burrow in the forest ecosystem.


Spotted salamanders eat worms and bugs at night. For example, they like to eat slugs, spiders, millipedes and more. Spotted salamanders are carnivores.


Spotted salamanders have short legs, long tails, and are 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) long. They are black with yellow or orange spots.


Spotted salamanders hibernate but return to the same pond or stream every spring. When they are afraid, they put off a sticky toxin from their back and tail.

Interesting Facts

Some spotted salamanders are to be able to shed their tails. baby salamanders have to be in water for 60 to 90 days to grow into an adult.