Arboreal Salamander

Arboreal Salamander

Scientific Name – Aneides lugubris

Classification – Insectivore

Baby Name – Efts

Collective Noun – Congress, band or maelstrom

Average Length – Up to 7 in

 Speed – Fast creature

Life Expectancy – A little over 5 years in captivity

Breeding Season – Late spring or early summer

Special Features – Excellent climber; the salamander is devoid of larval stage as young hatch from eggs fully-formed

Family Unit – After laying, the female generally stay with the eggs till hatching, often coiled around the eggs

Geographical Distribution – California (United States), Baja California (Mexico)

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Coastal live oak woodlands, yellow pine and black oak forests

Diet – A variety of small invertebrates including millipedes, worms, ants, termites, snails, sowbugs, centipedes, moths

Predators – Birds, snakes