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Long Toed Salamander

Long toed salamander is a species of mole salamander found in North America. There are five recognized subspecies of this species.

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

    Size Around 8 cm (Snout to vent length); Around 14 cm (total length)
    Weight Largest specimen weigh around 7.5 g
    Color Patches of Black, brown, and yellow; grayish underside
    Distribution United States, Canada
    Habitat Temperate rainforests, coniferous forests, red fir forest, sagebrush plains, semiarid sagebrush, cheatgrass plains, montane riparian, alpine meadows along the rocky shores of mountain lakes at an elevation of up to 2800 m
    Diet Insects, beetles, worms, tadpoles, small fish
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during the cold winter months in groups in the northern part of its range
    Predators Garter snakes, small mammals, birds, fish
    Breeding Season Individuals living in lower elevation breed in the fall, winter, and early spring whereas individuals living in higher elevation breed in spring and early summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Varies with elevations; up to 400 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 6 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2 to 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 6 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 10th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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