Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum - Special Concern

Female guarding eggs. Photo by C. E. Smith.
Description: 3 - 5 inches. Four-toed Salamanders are reddish orange salamander, with a bright white belly with dark mottling.

Similar Species: Red-backed Salamanders often occur in the same habitat as Four-toed Salamanders, but unlike Four-toed Salamanders, Red-backed Salamanders have a dark belly.

Comments: This species has a limited distribution in Minnesota, and often occurs near bogs and alder swamps surrounded by forested uplands. Often abundant where found, seemingly suitable habitat nearby may lack this species.

Distribution Map
Distribution of the Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)

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Phenology of Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)