Fire salamanders have moist, smooth skin like frogs, and long tails like lizards. Their four legs are so short that their belly drags on the ground.
The bright markings on the fire salamander’s back warn predators that it is poisonous. Its body oozes secretions that can be irritating to animals that try to eat it.
Fire salamanders are nocturnalAwake and active during the night, asleep during the day. and hide during the day in leaf litter, in the cracks of rocks, or under old logs.