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.