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Idaho Giant Salamander

Idaho giant salamander is a species of heavy-bodied salamander found in the United States.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Dicamptodontidae
    Genus Dicamptodon
    Scientific Name Dicamptodon aterrimus


    Size Around 20 cm
    Weight Up to 2. 5 oz
    Color Color ranges from brown, purple, gray, tan, and copperish
    Distribution Idaho, Montana (United States)
    Habitat Under rocks and logs in humid forests, moist coniferous forests, near mountain streams, rocky shores of mountain lakes
    Diet Terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates such as shrews, mice, small snakes, other salamanders
    Predators Fish, water shrews, weasels, garter snakes
    Breeding Season Spring and fall
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 135 to 200 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 9 months
    Metamorphosis Period Around 3 years
    Reproductive Age 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 6 – 10  years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 11th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 9th March 2017.

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