Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Salamandridae > Genus: Salamandra > Species: Salamandra salamandra > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Salamandra salamandra almanzoris Müller & Hellmich, 1935 Gasc J.P. and al. (1997)

Fire salamander - Salamandra salamandra (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 2351


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Amphibians not included in Annex II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Feuersalamander German Gasc J.P. and al.
Fire salamander English Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandra pintada Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamandre tachetée French Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta salamandra Linnaeus, 1758
Salamandra maculata Schrank, 1786
Salamandra maculosa var. nera Doderlein, 1872
Salamandra maculosa var. pezzata Doderlein, 1872

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