Salamandra – Fire salamanders

Amphibians native to the deciduous forests of central Europe, western Asia and Northern Africa

These gorgeous deadly amphibians are found in moist and forested parts of central Europe.

They get their name from the flamboyant color contrasts of their yellow on black scales. The Fire salamander was one of the most spread species in this genus, with a significant population in the Netherlands until a virus nearly wiped them out.

Fire salamanders are timid amphibians that spend the day mainly in hiding. They prefer to stay hidden and are not particularly sociable in the wild. The IUCN Red List categorizes Fire salamanders as Least Concern.