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Southern Dusky Salamander

Southern dusky salamander is a species of salamander occurring in the coastal regions of the southeastern United States. The species is nocturnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Urodela
    Family Plethodontidae
    Subfamily Plethodontinae
    Genus Desmognathus
    Scientific Name Desmognathus auriculatus   

    Size 3 to 6 in
    Color Dark brown to black overall color
    Distribution Coastal areas of the southeastern United States
    Habitat Mucky areas, in or near slow-moving and stagnant streams, swamps, cypress ponds, pools in floodplains
    Diet Aquatic invertebrates
    Predators Snake, fish, feral pigs
    Breeding Season September-October
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 9 to 20 eggs
    Average Lifespan Around 7 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 18th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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