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Color can vary. Typically they are "black with turquoise or pale blue flecks and spots on the sides, limbs, belly, and tail. The belly may be black or grayish black." Average adult size: around 3.5 to 5.5 inches (8.9 to 14 cm) long.
Found in hardwood and swamp areas across Michigan. Diet: insects, spiders, worms, and other small invertebrates.
Looks very similar to the small-mouthed salamander.