Western Slimy Salamander
A black, medium-sized woodland salamander with a long rounded tail and numerous silver flecks irregularly distributed over the head, back, limbs and tail. The chin and belly are dark gray. There are usually 16 grooves along the side. This species secretes a thick, very sticky substance that adheres to skin like glue. It causes dust, dirt or bits of dead leaves to stick to one’s hands and is difficult to remove.