Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Habitat :

It can be found in virtually any habitat, providing there is a terrestrial substrate suitable for burrowing and a body of water nearby suitable for breeding. Terrestrial adults usually are underground, in self-made burrows or in those made by rodents, shrews, or other animals. In New York, adults on land used wooded areas and avoided grassy areas (Madison and Farrand 1998). Eggs are attached to submerged objects on the pond bottom.

Current Status :

Leaet Concern Conservation Needed Necessary measures include basic habitat protection and policies that discourage the introduction of predatory fishes into habitats where they are not native. Research Needed Further research on phylogeographic patterns and taxonomic status of major population segments is needed.

Taxonomy

CLASS : Amphibia

ORDER : Caudata

FAMILY : Ambystomatidae

GENUS : Ambystoma

SPECIES : Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Conservation status : Least Concern

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