California Tiger Salamander


Scientific name : Ambystoma californiense

Family : Ambystomatidae

Native to : Central California

Interesting fact : They are known to live for over 30 years.

Conservation status : Vulnerable

This rare amphibian is shiny black with yellow or white spots and pink-tipped toes. They are quite large with broad heads and blunt snouts. They live underground inside burrows of other animals and breed in puddles formed after the rain. Active at night, they like to eat snails, insects, earthworms, fish and small vertebrates.

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