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Salamander and Newt 

Traits: Small animals with moist skin, no scales or claws, short fore and hind legs, long tail

Habitat: Moist places in Alaska's coastal forests

Foods: Small insects, springtails, beetles, flies

Eaten by: Jays, crows, mink, shrews

Do You Know? Alaska's two salamanders, the northwestern salamander and the long-toed salamander, are nocturnal (active at night) and are secretive. There is one species of newt in Alaska: the rough-skinned newt.

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