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Idaho Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon aterrimus)

Idaho Giant Salamander
by Robert Arkle

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Common Name: Idaho Giant Salamander
Scientific Name:Dicamptodon aterrimus
Family: Dicamptodontidae
Location: United States – Idaho and Montana
Size: 13 inches

The Idaho Giant Salamander is a fairly large terrestrial salamander found in the Rocky Mountains under rocks and logs. They are capable of climbing up vegetation as much as 8 feet. They are found near streams where they breed. Breeding takes place in both fall and spring. Females lay around 100 to 200 eggs and stay with the eggs to protect them until they hatch.

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