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White-Spotted Slimy Salamander

White-spotted slimy salamander is a species of lungless salamander belonging to the family Plethodontidae, found only in the eastern United States. There is no aquatic larval stage in the reproductive cycle of this species as young’s emerge from the eggs as sub-adults. The species may be active during the day as well at night, but more active during rains and at night.

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

    Size 11.4 to 20.6 cm (4.49 to 8.11 in)
    Color Shiny black with slate color belly
    Distribution Eastern United States
    Habitat Oak-hickory forests with abundant layer of leaf litter
    Diet Beetles, ants, spiders, slugs, worms, millipedes, insect larvae
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season Late spring to summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 36 eggs
    Incubation Period 2 to 3 months
    Reproductive Age 4 to 5 years
    Average Lifespan 5 to 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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

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