The siberian salamander is the only salamander to be found within the Arctic Circle. This remarkable amphibian can survive being frozen for long periods of time at temperatures of less than 35 degrees centigrade. It manages this by replacing its water with 'anti-freeze' chemicals.
Scientific name: Salamandrella keyserlingii
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The following habitats are found across the Siberian salamander distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Stable
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1