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Aneides ferreus (Clouded Salamander)

Synonyms: Anaides ferreus; Autodax ferreus

Wikipedia Abstract

The clouded salamander (Aneides ferreus) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitat is temperate forests and it is probable that many nest in trees. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 23.87
EDGE Score: 3.91


Adult Length [1]  5 inches (13.3 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Pacific coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests  
Klamath-Siskiyou forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern California coastal forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Willamette Valley forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Prey / Diet

Forficula auricularia (European earwig)[2]
Lasius alienus (cornfield ant)[2]

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.
2Food habits of clouded salamanders (Aneides ferreus) in Curry County, Oregon (Amphibia: Caudata: Plethodontidae), John O. Whitaker, Jr., Chris Maser, Robert M. Storm, Joseph J. Beatty, Western North American Naturalist Vol 46, No 2 (1986), p. 228-240
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0