White-spotted Salamander

White-spotted Salamander

The White-spotted Salamander is a lung-less salamander species that are extensively spread throughout the United States.

Scientific Name Plethodon punctatus

Classification – Plethodon

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

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – Medium

Life Expectancy – Unknown, but probably around 15 years

Mating Season  Probably in spring and fall

Special Features  Remain under the ground during the dry and warmmonths

Geographical Distribution – USA (specific regions not studied)

Natural Habitat –Not been studied, but have been found beneath rocks and rotting leaves, in burrows of the deciduous forests

World Population – Not known, but stable

Conservation Status –Near Threatened

Diet – Ants, millipedes, centipedes, dipterans, coleopterans, spiders, mites, collembolans, beetles, orthopterans, and insect larvae

Predators – No reports (probably shrews, woodland snakes, opossums, skunksand small birds)