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

Andrew Grosse - SCDNR Herpetologist

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
220 Santee Gun Club Rd.
McClellanville, SC 29458
Ph: (843) 527-8448
Fax: (843) 527-0255