I am very easy to recognize thanks to my dark color dotted with yellow spots. My body is stocky, my limbs are massive, and my head ends in a rounded mouth. I have a truly unique physique; you won’t be confused as we cross paths!
In early spring, we move to breeding sites. Our favorite time to travel is when it rains! In all, the breeding season lasts no more than a week. To attract the female, the male performs a dance around her touching her with his nose.
We are common in Québec and in the Maritimes however we are difficult to observe. As nocturnal creatures that love to burrow, it is hard to find us!
Maximum size 25 cm long
Hardwood forests, mixed forests, bogs and transition environments. Most common in the mountains.
Small amphibians and invertebrates : insects and earthworms