Description: 6 - 8 inches. Spotted Salamanders are dark colored with a parallel row of yellow spots on its back. Young Spotted Salamanders may lack spots completely. Spotted Salamanders have a plain, unspotted, belly (example).
Similar Species: Tiger Salamanders are often mistaken for the much less common Spotted Salamander. Tiger Salamanders often have a spotted belly.
Comments: Restricted to a few forested areas in eastern Carlton and Pine counties. Please report observations.