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Ambystoma tigrinum (Eastern Tiger Salamander; Tiger Salamander)

Synonyms: Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum; Salamandra tigrina
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The tiger salamander or eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is a North American species of mole salamander.
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EDGE Analysis

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


Adult Length [1]  13 inches (33 cm)
Gestation [2]  28 days
Litter Size [2]  37
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  25 years
Nocturnal [3]  Yes
Adult Weight [2]  9 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Female Maturity [2]  4 years
Male Maturity [2]  4 years


Protected Areas

Emblem of


Prey / Diet

Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[4]
Lithobates pipiens (Northern Leopard Frog)[5]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anas discors (Blue-winged Teal)1
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)1
Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake)1
Podilymbus podiceps (Pied-billed Grebe)1


Buteo swainsoni (Swainson's Hawk)[4]
Desserobdella picta[4]
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos (American White Pelican)[6]
Thamnophis rufipunctatus (Narrowhead Garter Snake, Narrowhead Watersnake)[7]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Middle America; North America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, 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.
2de 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
3Myers, 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
4Jorrit 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.
5SPECIES ASSESSMENT FOR THE NORTHERN LEOPARD FROG (RANA PIPIENS) IN WYOMING, BRIAN E. SMITH AND DOUG KEINATH, United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, January 2004
6"Diet and Prey Use Patterns of the American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Nesting at Pathfinder Reservoir, Wyoming", Scott L. Findholt and Stanley H. Anderson, Colonial Waterbirds Vol. 18, No. 1 (1995), pp. 58-68
7Narrow-headed Gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus) Recovery Plan, Leland J. S. Pierce, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 2007
8Gibson, 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.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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