Tiger Salamander - Tom Prestby

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Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Amphibian, Urban Avoider

  • Measure 7-11 inches long
  • Range is spotty throughout the eastern United States; ranges from New York to Florida along the Atlantic coast, and concentrated in midwest and upper midwest United States
  • Body mostly black with yellow splotches across head, body, and tail
  • Habitat includes wetlands and adjacent upland habitat like grassy and wooded areas
  • Carnivore, eating insects, frogs, and other salamanders