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The fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is possibly the best-known salamander species in Europe. It is black with yellow spots or stripes to a varying degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on others the yellow is dominant. Shades of red and orange may sometimes appear, either replacing or mixing with the yellow according to subspecies. Fire salamanders can have a very long lifespan; one specimen lived for more than 50 years in Museum Koenig, a German natural history museum.

Fire Salamander
Fire Salamander
Information
Range Europe
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Caudata
Family Salamandridae
Genus Salamandra
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
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