Grotto Salamander

Grotto Salamander

Grotto Salamanders are small, pink amphibians with a sluggish body, found in and around the streams and springs in the Ozark Plateau of the United States.

Scientific Name Eurycea spelaea

Classification – Eurycea

Gender Names – Male – boar; Female – sow; Baby – eft

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – Up to 13.5 cm

Life Expectancy – years; up to *** in captivity

Mating Season  Autumn

Special Features  They are found only in the American plateau of Ozark

Social Structure – usually live alone except during the mating season

Geographical Distribution – Ozark Plateau of the United States

Natural Habitat – Caves and caverns throughout the Ozark plateau

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Mostly flies, mosquito larvae and beetles