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Western Slimy Salamander

Western slimy salamander is a species of medium-sized, lungless salamander found in the United States. The species is mainly nocturnal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Lissamphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Plethodon
    Scientific Name Plethodon albagula

    Other Names Whitethroat slimy salamander
    Size 12-17 cm (4.5-6.5 in)
    Color Black upper surface with white or brassy flecks on the back and sides; underside is lighter than the upper surface and may be gray and speckled with pigment
    Distribution Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, south-central Texas (United States)
    Habitat Under rocks, or other ground debris in damp, wooded hillsides
    Diet Small arthropods such as insects and spiders; worms
    Breeding Season Early summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 20 or more eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on June 12th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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