Amphibian Species Accountsfor Metro Atlanta

Information on each species native to Metro Atlanta, including identification characteristics — with images of adults, eggs, larvae and juveniles. Also wetland type, seasonality and frog calls.

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Hemidactylium scutatum 

Four-toed Salamanders are reddish brown on the back and bright white (with black spots) on the belly. The larvae are yellowish brown. They are known to occur in boggy forested wetlands in temporary pools with sphagnum or other mosses. These mosses serve as nesting sites for Four-toed Salamanders. Adult Four-toes Salamanders are active from January - April where they can be found under things in breeding areas. The rest of the year they are fossorial and much harder to find, though they will emerge on rainy nights.

Four-toed Salamanders are KNOWN from Fulton County and PREDICTED to occur in Dekalb County.

 

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Variations of the Four-toed Salamander

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