Salamanders and Newts of Manitoba

Manitoba isn’t really blessed with many species of salamanders but the ones that they have are great.

Ambystomatidae – Mole Salamander family

The family Ambystomatidae is known as the Mole Salamanders due to them often living underground.

Blue Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)

The Blue Spotted Salamander is known for the blue spots on their body. It is found in the southern part of Manitoba.

The Western Tiger Salamander is large with black bars running down its sides. It is found in the southern half of the state.


The family Proteidae contains Mudpuppies, Water Dogs, and the Olm. They are all highly aquatic species.

Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)

The Mudpuppy is a completely aquatic species of salamander. They retain their gills into adulthood. It is found near the southern border.

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