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Siberian Salamander

Siberian salamander is a species of salamander occurring in Northeast Asia. The species is known to survive in temperatures as low as -45 °C.  

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Subclass Lissamphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Hynobiidae
    Genus Salamandrella
    Scientific Name Salamandrella keyserlingii

    Size 9 to 12.5 cm
    Color Bluish-brown body color with a purple stripe running along the back; thin, dark brown stripes appears between and around the eyes, and sometimes on the tail
    Distribution Siberia, northern Kazakhstan, Mongolia, northeastern China, the Korean Peninsula, Hokkaidō (Japan)
    Habitat Mixed, coniferous and deciduous forests and steppe and riparian forests near stagnant or slow-moving water; breeding habitats include wet grassland, pools bogs, and small ponds at low altitudes
    Diet Slugs and arthropods
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Fish, snakes, birds and mammals
    Breeding Season Middle of April to middle of June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 50 to 90 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 4 weeks
    Average Lifespan Up to 8 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 15th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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