Northern Slimy Salamander

Plethodon glutinosus

Nothern Slimy Salamander Nothern Slimy Salamander closeup
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Robert Rold Photography
Nothern Slimy Salamander Northern Slimy Salamander
Photo by Robert Rold Photography Photo by Robert Rold Photography
Description:  The Northern Slimy Salamander ranges in size from 4.5-6.5 inches.  Coloration is black with white speckling.  Large specimens may have a grayish cast.  Body form is long and slender, except in large specimens which become stockier with age.

Habitat:  Found in moist woodlands and ravines.

Behavior:  The Slimy Salamander secretes a sticky substance from the skin glands.  These secretions can be difficult to remove from your hands.

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