Ringed Salamander

Ringed Salamander

The Ringed Salamander is a species of amphibians that are known for their bright coloration. Looking very much like the krait snakes, these reptiles are abundantly spread across parts of the US.

Scientific Name Ambystoma annulatum

Classification – Ambystoma

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

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – 5–7 inches

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

Mating Season  Autumn

Gestation Period – 4-6 weeks

Special Features  Bright yellow to cream rings throughout their jet black color body

Social Structure – Leads a solitary life

Life Expectancy – Unknown

Geographical Distribution – Ozark Plateau and Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri

Natural Habitat – Damp, forest areas, under rotting logs and leaves, abandoned holes

World Population – Around 100,000

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Insects, bugs, beetles, worms

Predators – Skunks, raccoons, opossums, owls, snakes, shrews, and other mammals