Provence amphibian: the fire salamander

Description of the fire salamander

  • The fire salamander has 4 toes on their front feet and 5 toes on their back feet.
  • The hind legs of a fire salamander are not webbed.
  • The fire salamander is ovoviviparous: it gives birth to actual small (and not fully developed) salamanders.
  • Its length is around 12 cm and can go up to 28 cm.

Scientific classification of the fire salamander

  • Domain: BIOTA
  • Kingdom: ANIMALIA
  • Phylum: CHORDATA
  • Class: AMPHIBIA
  • Order: URODELA
  • Family: SALAMANDRIDAE
  • Genus: SALAMANDRA
  • Species: SALAMANDRA SALAMANDRA