Idaho Giant Salamander


Scientific name : Dicamptodon aterrimus

Family : Dicamptodontidae

Native to : Idaho

Interesting fact : It is the largest salamander in Idaho.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The idaho giant salamander has intricate dark patterns on a silvery tan to copper background. They can be found hiding under logs and barks of trees in coniferous forests, most often near a water-body. Even their larvae are predators of small fish and tadpoles while adults feed on snakes, mice and other salamanders.

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