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California Slender Salamander

California slender salamander is a species of lungless salamander found in the United States.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Batrachoseps
    Scientific Name Batrachoseps attenuatus


    Size 3.2 – 4.7 cm (snout to vent length); 7.5 – 14 cm (total length)
    Color Black upper surface with a reddish or brown stripe; dark underside with small whitish speckles
    Distribution  California, southwestern Oregon (United States)
    Habitat Foothills, coastal mountain ranges, grasslands, redwood forest
    Diet Springtails, small beetles, mites, spiders, snails, isopods
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season Fall to early winter
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 20 eggs
    Incubation Period 72 – 86 days in captivity
    Reproductive Age 2 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan 8 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 12th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 9th March 2017.

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