Salamanders in South Carolina

SalamanderSouth Carolina is home to a diverse group of salamanders that often go unnoticed. Many salamanders spend their lives living beneath the ground’s surface under leaves, logs, and rocks, while others are at home in aquatic environments. Salamanders in South Carolina range in size from just a few inches (dwarf salamanders) to nearly four feet (amphiuma). Some salamanders resemble lizards in form but have moist skin instead of scales.

University of Georgia, SREL

Additional resources for salamanders

Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

Will Dillman - SCDNR Herpetologist

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
PO Box 23205
Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: 803-734-3886
Fax: 803-734-6020

E-mail: dillmanj@dnr.sc.gov