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Streamside Salamander

Streamside salamander is a species of salamander found in the United States. It is a mole salamander.

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

    Size 4 to 5.5 in
    Color Dark brown to black upper surface with dark gray blotches along the flanks; a bit lighter underside with paler blotches
    Distribution Central Kentucky, south-western Ohio, south-eastern Indiana, Tennessee, west Virginia (United States)
    Habitat Lives underground, or under rocks, logs, and leaves in upland deciduous forests; breeding habitats include fast-flowing streams devoid of fish, ponds
    Diet Insects, other arthropods, worms, slugs, aquatic crustaceans
    Breeding Season Winter and early spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period 9 to 16 days
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on March 19th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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