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Salamanders of Wisconsin

Salamanders are the most secretive group within Wisconsin's amphibian community. Seven species reside in the state, but most go entirely undetected by humans. Most adult salamanders are terrestrial and return to aquatic habitats only for breeding.

Common Name Scientific Name Family Status
Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale Ambystomatidae Common
Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens Salamandridae Common
Eastern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus Plethodontidae Common
Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Ambystomatidae Common
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum Plethodontidae Special Concern
Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus Proteidae Common
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum Ambystomatidae Common
Last revised: Tuesday, December 22, 2020