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
State Listing: Threatened
Commonly Confused Native Species:
Often Not Confused with other Species