Marbled Salamander

Marbled Salamander

Scientific Name – Ambystoma opacum

Classification – Carnivore

Baby Name – Efts

Collective Noun – Congress, band or maelstrom

Average Length – Around 11 cm (4 in)

 Speed – Can move fast

Life Expectancy – 8 to 10 years or more

Mating Season – Fall

Special Features – Secretive, spending almost its entire life under logs or in burrows

Family Unit – Solitary except during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Eastern United States

World Population – Unknown; estimated to be more than 1,00,000

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Damp woodlands, forests, soft and wet soil areas

Diet – Insects, centipedes, snails, slugs

Predators – Wild turkey, hawks, common crows, raccoons, shrews, barred owls, chipmunks, skunks, snakes