Salamanders

spotted salamander © Suzanne Niles

There are 11 species of salamanders in Massachusetts. They belong to four scientific families—lungless salamanders, mole salamanders, newts, and mudpuppies—and come in a dizzying array of colors and patterns. Learn More

Amphibians all around the world are in trouble. Three of the 11 salamander species in Massachusetts are listed under the state’s endangered species act. Many salamanders perish when they cross roads to reach their breeding pools, and loss of habitat is another major threat. Learn More