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Blue Spotted Salamander

Blue spotted salamander is a species of salamander found in Canada and the United States. The species belongs to the group of mole salamanders.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Ambystomatidae
    Genus Ambystoma
    Scientific Name Ambystoma laterale

    Size 8 to 14 cm
    Color Bluish-black with blue and white flecks on the back; bluish-white spots on the flanks and tail; black underside with pale belly
    Distribution Southern Canada and the north-eastern United States
    Habitat Moist, deciduous hardwood and coniferous forests, swampy woodlands, fields
    Diet Small invertebrates, including insects, snails, slugs, earthworms, spiders and centipedes
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in burrows and tunnels
    Breeding Season March to April
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 12 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 1 month
    Metamorphosis Period 2 to 3 months
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on June 11th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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