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Flatwoods Salamander

Flatwoods salamander is a species of salamander found in the southeastern United States. It is a mole salamander. The species spend most of the year in underground burrows and emerge during heavy rains when it migrates to breeding sites.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Lissamphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Ambystomatidae
    Genus Ambystoma
    Scientific Name Ambystoma cingulatum

    Other Names Bailey’s salamander, banded salamander, frosted flatwoods salamander, frosted salamander
    Size 9-13.5 cm
    Color Brownish- to purplish-black background color covered with narrow gray or silvery-white reticulations, bands or scattered spotting
    Distribution Northern Florida, southern South Carolina, southern Georgia (United States)
    Habitat Seasonally wet pine flatwoods, pine savannas; breeding habitats include ditches, burrow pits, swamps, marshy ponds
    Diet Earthworms, other insects
    Breeding Season Fall and winter
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 to 34 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 weeks
    Metamorphosis Period 3 to 5 months
    Reproductive Age Males: 1 to 2 years of age
    Females: 2 to 3 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on March 21st 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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