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White-Spotted Salamander

White-spotted salamander is a species of salamander belonging to the family Plethodontidae, found only in the United States.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Plethodon
    Scientific Name Plethodon punctatus

    Size 10.2-15.7 cm
    Color Blackish or brown with whitish spots or flecks
    Distribution United States
    Habitat Temperate forest, rocky areas
    Diet Crickets, worms, insects, slugs, spiders, centipedes, millipedes
    Predators Skunks, raccoons,  chipmunks, squirrels, turtles, opossums, snakes
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on June 8th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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