Caudata

Long-toed salamander

Ambystoma macrodactylum Long-toed salamanders are medium sized amphibians, growing up to 8 to 12 cm in size. As their name suggest, the long-toed salamanders have long toes. In Canada, their is 3 subspecies of these Amphibians : the eastern, central and western long toed salamanders. They are usually black or dark colored with a green  Learn more on Long-toed salamander »

Four-toed salamander

Hemidactylium scutatum The Four toed salamander is a medium sized amphibians the reach 5 to 10 cm and is part of the Plethodontidae family of amphibians, the lungless salamanders. It is red to brown in colour with gray sides and a white belly black-dotted belly and an orange tail. In the wild they can also  Learn more on Four-toed salamander »

Clouded Salamander

Aneides ferreus The clouded salamander is a medium size salamander that reach around 8 to 10 cm and have slim elongated legs and are very agile which make them one of the rare amphibians of Canada that likes to climb. Clouded salamander are member of the Plethodontidae family : the lungless salamanders.   Clouded salamanders  Learn more on Clouded Salamander »

Northern spring salamander

Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus Northern spring salamanders are an amphibians species that belong to the Plethodontidae family, the lungless salamanders. It’s Latin name comes from the Greek name of a purple stone, the porphyry and for this reason northern spring salamanders are often called purple salamanders in reason of it’s colours.   Northern spring salamanders are  Learn more on Northern spring salamander »

Blue-spotted Salamander

Ambystoma Laterale Blue-spotted salamander is an amphibian specie of Canada that if found in Ontario, southeastern and Quebec province from Great lake region to the south and James Bay to the north of its territory. Blue spotted salamder are mole salamander the can grow to a length of 8 to 15cm for which the tail  Learn more on Blue-spotted Salamander »

Red-spotted newt

Notophthalmus viridescens Red-spotted newt is often called eastern newt because of it’s distribution and can be found in southern Quebec, southern Ontario and the maritime provinces excluding Newfoundland. Red-spotted newt reach 5 to 10cm in lenght and are red-spotted with a yellow belly. Adult loose their bright colouration over the years. The terrestrial form of  Learn more on Red-spotted newt »

Northwestern salamander

Ambystoma gracile The northwestern salamander which is often called the brown salamander because of its brown colouration. northwestern salamander is the only salamander specie in Canada that possess poisonous glands like those of toads. Northwestern salamanders are large mole salamanders that reaches up to 20cm, half of it consisting of their tail. In Canada northwestern  Learn more on Northwestern salamander »

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander

Desmognathus Ochrophaeus The Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander is a medium-sized salamander specie from Canada that grows up to 10cm. Adults are brown and have widely variable coloration patterns. Usually, it wear a light stripe down the back, with a row of dark spots on the centre and dark pigments on the flank. Allegheny mountain dusky  Learn more on Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander »

Two-Lined Salamander

Eurycea Bislineata Two-lined salamander are small sized, reaching 8.5 cm with the tail counting for half of this size and has every members of it’s family, the plethodontidae they are lungless and relates on their skin for breathing. The Two-lined salamander is known in Canada has the Brook Salamander because of their preference for running  Learn more on Two-Lined Salamander »

Rough-skinned newt

Taricha granulosa The Rought-Skinned newt is found in British Columbia and on Vancouver Island on Canada’s West Coast. These newts are quite big with a long tail and some Rought-Skinned newt can grow up to 17cm. They are Black or dark Brown with a yellow to reddish orange abdomen. Another factor that help identification is  Learn more on Rough-skinned newt »