A robust short-tailed nocturnal salamander that has black skin with bright red, orange, and yellow markings, native to upland forests of Europe, northwestern Africa, and southwestern Asia.
- Salamandra salamandra, family Salamandridae.
- Everyone stopped to form wide circles around several fire salamanders that crossed our path.
- Fire Salamanders have a scattered and discontinuous range over large areas of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia.
- The skin of the fire salamander takes in both air and water.
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Syllabification: fire sal·a·man·der
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