California Tiger Salamander
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Overview

California tiger salamander is a large, stocky, terrestrial salamander with a broad, rounded snout. Adults males are about 8 inches long, females a little less than 7 inches. Coloration consists of a black back and sides with white or pale yellow spots or bars. The belly varies from almost uniform white or pale yellow to a variegated pattern of white or pale yellow and black. The salamander's small eyes protrude from its heads and have black irises.

Scientific Name

Ambystoma californiense
Common Name
California Tiger Salamander
FWS Category
Amphibians
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