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Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)

Synonyms: Lacerta maculata; Lacerta subviolacea
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

The spotted salamander or yellow-spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a mole salamander common in the eastern United States and Canada. The spotted salamander is the state amphibian of Ohio and South Carolina. This salamander ranges from Nova Scotia, to Lake Superior, to southern Georgia and Texas. Its embryos have been found to have symbiotic algae living inside them.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
21
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
47
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 42.62
EDGE Score: 3.78

Attributes

Adult Length [2]  10 inches (24.8 cm)
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Litter Size [3]  125
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  32 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Temporary Pools
Adult Weight [3]  13 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore
Female Maturity [3]  3 years
Male Maturity [3]  2 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Ecosystems

Emblem of

South Carolina

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Prey / Diet Overlap

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Providers

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Batracholandros magnavulvaris <Unverified Name>[6]
Cosmocercoides dukae <Unverified Name>[6]
Rhabdias ambystomae <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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