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A Disposable Tail: They have slender bodies, usually four legs of similar size, a small head, small eyes and a tail. In some species the tail detaches when attacked. The tail will continue to twitch, distracting the predator as the rest of the salamander makes its escape.

Land and Water: Some species of salamander make their home in water, while others are mainly terrestrial. Those that make their home in water take in oxygen through large external gills.