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.
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