Salamanders of New Hampshire

There are 12 species of salamanders that can be found in New Hampshire.  Some of these species such as the redback salamander are common and widespread across the state, while others like the marbled salamander are very rare and protected under state law. Three of the 12 species (blue spotted salamander, Jefferson’s salamander, and marbled salamander) were identified as species in greatest need of conservation in the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan.  Salamanders are secretive and basic distribution data is lacking. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department maintains a database of all reptile and amphibian reports through its Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP). The first step to reporting a sighting is accurately identifying the species. Information and photographs were compiled for all of New Hampshire's native salamanders to aid in this identification process:

Blue-spotted Salamander
Blue-spotted Salamander

Northern Dusky Salamander
Northern Dusky Salamander

Eastern Newt
Eastern/Red-spotted Newt

Four-toed salamander
Four-toed Salamander

Jefferson Salamander
Jefferson Salamander

Marbled Salamander
Marbled Salamander

Mudpuppy
Mudpuppy

Northern Redback Salamander
Northern Redback Salamander

Slimy Salamander
Slimy Salamander

Spotted Salamander
Spotted Salamander

Spring Salamander
Spring Salamander

Two-lined Salamander
Northern Two-lined Salamander


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