Long-Toed Salamander Species Report

Long-Toed Salamander

Ambystoma macrodactylum

Long-toed salamanders are one of six species of salamanders in BC. They are medium-sized amphibians. Their size is usually between 8cm and 12cm (3-4 inches), averaging around 8.5 cm (3.3 inches). There are three subspecies that are found throughout Canada: the eastern, central and western long-toed salamander. The eastern long-toed salamander is found in the Rocky Mountain range of British Columbia and Alberta.


The long-toed salamander is mostly brown/grey to black with a dorsal stripe ranging from yellow to green. The long-toed salamander also has white flecks on its side and feet. The belly is usually pale brown/pink colour. It is well-known for the long fourth toe on its hind legs, hence its given name…

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