IDENTIFICATION

 

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
 

Slimy Salamander
Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander Venter
Northern Slimy Salamander Venter
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander

State Listing: Threatened

Commonly Confused Native Species:

 

  • Often Not Confused with other Species