The long-toed salamander is classified as Sensitive in the current Status of Alberta Wildlife report because it is naturally
rare with a patchy distribution. For details, see the Status of the Long-toed Salamander in Alberta report at:
In a subsequent detailed status assessment, Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee identified the long-toed
salamander as a Species of Special Concern—a species that without human intervention may soon become threatened with extinction.
See information on the Endangered Species Conservation Committee and Species of Special Concern at:
- The presence of predatory fish can affect salamander survival and distribution. Stocking of game fish in breeding ponds
can limit salamander success rates.
- Industrial activity and agricultural chemicals may have negative impacts on long-toed salamander habitats.
Amphibian Monitoring in Alberta
The long-toed salamander is being monitored under the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program (AVAMP) and the Researching
Amphibian Numbers in Alberta (RANA) program. See:
Posted: Oct 24, 2009