Tiger Salamander

Tiger Salamander

Scientific Name – Ambystoma tigrinum

Classification – Ambystomatidae

Baby Name – Efts

Collective Noun – Congress, band or maelstrom

Average Length – 6–14 in (15–36 cm)

Average Weight – 126 g (4.4 oz)

Top Speed – 17km/h (10mph)

Life Expectancy – 12 to 15 years

Mating Season – Late winter, early spring

Incubation Period – 2 to 3 weeks

Special Features –Some populations are neotenic

Family Unit – Tend to live solitary except during mating; males become aggressive during mating

Geographical Distribution – North America

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Forests, grasslands, or marshes; found under rocks, stumps, and in burrows

Diet – Small insects, worms, small frogs, baby mice

Predators – Raccoons, coatis, river turtles, birds, large reptiles