Streamside Salamander

Streamside Salamander

Scientific Name – Ambystoma barbouri

Classification – Ambystomatidae

Baby Name – Efts

Collective Noun – Congress, band or maelstrom

Average Length – 4 to 5.5 in

Speed – Fast moving animal

Life Expectancy – Not known

Breeding Season – Winter and early spring

Incubation Period – 2 to 3 weeks

Metamorphosis Period – 6 to 10 weeks

Special Features – Stocky body with a small head; distinctive small and rounded snout; color ranges from brownish-gray to grayish black with many small light gray spots

Family Unit – Solitary except the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – North America

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Near Threatened

Natural Habitat – Upland forests near to streams

Diet – Insects, other arthropods, worms, slugs, aquatic crustaceans

Predators – Not known