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Salamanders and newts are amphibians with long, slender bodies, short legs, and long tails. Although they resemble lizards, they are true amphibians, and have soft, moist skin that, for many species, means a life spent close to water. Like toads and frogs, salamnders can also secret poison through their skin as a defense.

Some newt and salamander species can squirt a toxic substance from special pores on their body to discourage predators -- sometimes up to six feet away!
 

 

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