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Ambystoma tigrinum (Eastern Tiger Salamander; Tiger Salamander)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The tiger salamander or eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is a North American species of mole salamander.
View Wikipedia Record: Ambystoma tigrinum

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]
Thamnophis rufipunctatus (Narrowhead Garter Snake, Narrowhead Watersnake)[6]


Parasitized by 
Falcaustra elongata <Unverified Name>[7]
Falcaustra washingtonensis <Unverified Name>[7]
Hedruris siredonis <Unverified Name>[7]
Ophiotaenia filaroides[7]
Phyllodistomum americanum[7]

Range Map

External References

NatureServe Explorer


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
6Narrow-headed Gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus) Recovery Plan, Leland J. S. Pierce, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 2007
7Gibson, 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 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0