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Red Hills Salamander

The Red Hills salamander, officially acknowledged as Alabama’s state amphibian, is a terrestrial animal. It’s genus name is a juxtaposition of two Greek words ‘phaios’ which means dark-colored and ‘gnathos’ implying the jaw.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Phaeognathus
    Scientific Name Phaeognathus hubrichti

    Size 10 in (25.4 cm)
    Color Brownish or gray body
    Distribution Southern Alabama
    Habitat Crevice and burrows of moist areas
    Diet Ants, beetles, land snails, spiders, and larva of small insects
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Number of Eggs 16 eggs
    Reproductive Age Females: 5-6 years, Males: Earlier than females
    Average Lifespan 11-19 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on January 5th 2019 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 31st December 2018.

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