Idaho Giant Salamander

Idaho State Amphibian

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Idaho Giant Salamander

Idaho giant salamander (Dicamptodon aterrimus); Idaho Panhandle National Forest.  Photo by Andy Kraemer/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution).

Official State Amphibian of Idaho

The Idaho giant salamander (Dicamptodon aterrimus) was designated the official state amphibian of Idaho in 2015. All State Amphibians

The largest salamander that can be found in Idaho (maturing to a length of about thirteen inches), the Idaho giant salamander is seldom seen in the open; it keeps mostly to secret, moist places such as under logs.

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Images

Idaho giant salamander larva; posed in an aquarium in the field, Idaho County, Idaho.  Photo by Charles (Chuck) Peterson/Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Idaho giant salamander larva