Category: Other Amphibians
Facts about Tiger Salamander. "Scientific name for Tiger Salamander Tiger Salamander". The tiger salamander is a mole salamander variety. The correct common name of this variety is the eastern tiger salamander, to distinguish it from other closely associated variety.
Appearance of Tiger Salamander
Usually, the length of the body of Tiger salamander breeds ranges from six inches to eight inches (15.2 to 20.3 cm) and sometimes they grow up to a length of 14 inches (35.5 cm). Usually, the mature Tiger Salamander appears in blotchy with green, grey, or black, and boasts big, lidded eyes. They have short noses, strong legs, thick necks and elongated tails.
Features of Tiger Salamander
Mature Tiger Salamanders are seldom found in the open, and habitually survive in two-foot burrows from the surface. The Tiger Salamanders are nearly totally terrestrial as adults, and generally go back to the water, only to breed. However, some of these breeds partly survive in both water and land.
Even though the Tiger Salamanders are terrestrial, they are excellent swimmers. Similar to all ambystomatids, Tiger Salamanders are very loyal to their origins, and will tour long distances to arrive at them. However, a Tiger Salamander breed has only a 50% possibility of reproduction more than once in its lifespan. Male Tiger Salamanders push a willing female to start mating and then place a spermatophore on the bottom of the lake. The female Salamander picks up the collection and puts the currently-fertilized eggs on plants.
Diet of Tiger Salamander
Tiger Salamanders largely feed on worms and small insects, although it is common for a mature to eat baby mice and small frogs.
Infections of Tiger Salamander
Though protected themselves, these Tiger Salamanders breeds spread Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, which is a main universal threat to most frog variety by causing the infection chytridiomycosis. The Tiger Salamanders as well, hold ranaviruses, which contaminate amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Using the larvae of the Tiger Salamander as a fishing lure appears to be a chief resource of experiencing and transporting to untamed populations. Severe death of Tiger Salamander larvae occasionally takes place from chronic ranavirus diseases. The average life span of the Tiger Salamander breed ranges from 12 years to 15 years.