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Jefferson Salamander

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

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Urodela
    Family Ambystomatidae
    Genus Ambystoma
    Scientific Name Ambystoma jeffersonianum

    Size 11 to 18 cm
    Color Dark gray, brown, or black upper surface with a lighter shade on the anterior
    Distribution Northeastern United States; southern and central Ontario, and southwestern Quebec (Canada)
    Habitat Upland deciduous forests, older-growth damp hemlock forests
    Diet Small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Birds, snakes, fish, mammals
    Breeding Season Early spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 60 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 15 days
    Metamorphosis Period 2 to 3 months
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 6 years or more
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 7th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 8th April 2020.

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