Siberian Salamander

Siberian Salamander

A species of Northeast Asian reptiles, the Siberian Salamander is a salamander that can survive the deep freezes of Siberian winter.

Scientific Name Salamandrella keyserlingii

Classification – Salamandrella

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

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – 9.0 to 12.5 cm

Weight – Around 150 gm

Life Expectancy – 12-15 years

Mating Season  Spring season

Gestation Period – 17 to 22days

Special Features  They can remain frozen and alive for years

Social Structure – Lives solitary life except during mating season

Geographical Distribution – Primarily found in Siberia; also in the north of Kazakhstan and Mongolia, NE China, and the Korean Peninsula

Natural Habitat – In the riparian groves and the wet woods

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Squids, worms, larvae, insects, bugs, mollusks, and eggs of other salamanders

Predators – Birds of prey, other larger salamanders