Endangered Species Program
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Featured Species | California Tiger Salamander (04:12)

Host: Brynn Walling and Andrea Adams

California Tiger Salamander (click to view larger)
California Tiger Salamander
Photo credit: Peter Gaede


Status: Threatened and Endangered
Scientific Name: Ambystoma californiense
Description: The California Tiger Salamander is considered an ambystomatid salamander, which means they live most of their life underground. The Salamander is listed as threatened in Central California and endangered in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County portions of its range.
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Last updated: August 31, 2012