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Green Salamander

Green salamander is a species of lungless salamander found in the Eastern United States. Males are highly territorial. Females are slightly larger than the males.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Aneides
    Scientific Name Aneides aeneus

    Size 8 to 12 cm (3 to 5 in)
    Color Green markings on the upper surface against a dark background; bluish-gray to creamy-yellow underside
    Distribution Southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, westernmost portions of  Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama
    Habitat Moist crevices in shaded limestone or sandstone rocky outcrops, also found in caves, under loose logs or bark in forests, and in cracks of dead or standing trees
    Diet Beetles, mites, spiders, ants
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season Late May to early June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 15-25 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 months
    Reproductive Age Around 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan Not much is known,; however, one recorded individual lived for 6.4 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on March 9th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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