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Size:                   A larger salamander measuring 4.3 to 6 inches in

                            length with a cylindrical tail. 


Color:                 The dorsum is black with white speckles. 

                            The venter is colored  black.  


Behavior:           When handled roughly a slimy and sticky emission is

                             secreted from the tail.


Habitat:              Slimy salamanders are found in old growth forest and

                             associated rocky slopes in western Connecticut. 

Northern Slimy Salamander   

Plethodon glutinosus

State Listing: Threatened

Commonly Confused Native Species:


  • Often Not Confused with other Species

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