Alpine Salamander

Alpine Salamander

Scientific Name – Salamandra atra

Classification – Salamandridae

Baby Name – Efts

Collective Noun – Congress, band or maelstrom

Average Length – 9–14 cm (3.5–5.5 in)

Speed – Fast creatures

Life Expectancy – At least 10 years

Breeding Season – End of spring and early summer

Gestation Period – Around 3 years

Special Features – Black in color with a flattened head and web-like skin between the digits; devoid of the larval stage in the reproductive process

Family Unit – Not known

Geographical Distribution – South-east France, north-west Italy

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Alpine meadows near to brooks

Diet – Insects, spiders, woodlice, various larvae, slugs, earthworms

Predators – Not known