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Jollyville Plateau Salamander

Jollyville Plateau salamanders are found in the region of the same name. The juveniles salamanders live in the shallow water while the adult ones prefer waters with stones or rocks that can be used as shelters.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Eurycea
    Scientific Name Eurycea tonkawae

    Other Names Tonkawa Springs salamander
    Size 2.1 in (5.5 cm)
    Color Moss green body with dark or light diamond-shaped spots
    Distribution United States
    Habitat Wet caves, fresh water springs
    Diet Aquatic invertebrates including snails and larvae
    Breeding Season Throughout the season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Average Lifespan 8-9 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on January 11th 2019 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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