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Salamanders of New Hampshire

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Everybody loves salamanders! Learn more about them in

NH Wildlife Journal Magazine PDF Document
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There are 12 species of salamanders that can be found in New Hampshire.  Some of these species such as the redback salamander are common and widespread across the state, while others like the marbled salamander are very rare and protected under state law. Three of the 12 species (blue spotted salamander, Jefferson’s salamander, and marbled salamander) were identified as species in greatest need of conservation in the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan.  Salamanders are secretive and basic distribution data is lacking. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department maintains a database of all reptile and amphibian reports through its Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP). The first step to reporting a sighting is accurately identifying the species. Information and photographs were compiled for all of New Hampshire's native salamanders to aid in this identification process.



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