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Arboreal Salamander

Arboreal salamander is a species of salamander found in the United States and Mexico. The species is nocturnal and an excellent climber. There are two recognized subspecies of this species. 

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Urodela
    Family Plethodontidae
    Subfamily Plethodontinae
    Genus Aneides
    Scientific Name Aneides lugubris

    Size Up to 7 in
    Color Purplish-brown upper surface with yellow or white spots; however, it may be unspotted also; underside is solid cream
    Distribution California (United States), Baja California (Mexico)
    Habitat Oak and sycamore woodlands, thick chaparral
    Diet A variety of small invertebrates such as millipedes, worms, ants, termites, snails, sowbugs, centipedes, moths
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Birds, snakes
    Breeding Season Late spring or early summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 12 to 24 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 4 months
    Reproductive Age 1 to 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan 5.3 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 8th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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