White-spotted Slimy Salamander

White-spotted Slimy Salamander

White-spotted Slimy Salamander is a species of salamanders that are found in parts of the United States. This is a species marked as ‘least concerned’, though they are currently suffering habitat loss.

Scientific Name Plethodon cylindraceus

Classification – Plethodon

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

Collective Noun – Herd, congress

Length/Size – May attain a length between 11.4 and 20.6 cm

Life Expectancy – 5-10 years

Mating Season  Springtime

Special Features  Tar black body with white grain-spots all over the sluggish body

Geographical Distribution – Eastern regions of the USA

Natural Habitat – Humid and wet regions of the temperate forests

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Primarily insects, also worms and non-insect arthropods

Predators –Garter snakes, copperheads