Tiger Salamander : Great Lakes Aquarium
Tiger Salamander

Tiger Salamander

Exhibits: Uplands

Animal Groups: Amphibians

Latin Name: Ambystoma tigrinum
Diet: Tiger salamanders are carnivorous and feed on worms, snails, insects, frogs, newborn mice, and young snakes.
Habitat: These salamanders are found throughout North America. They live in burrows near bodies of water.
Animal Size: 7 to 14 in (18 to 35 cm)
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Natural History

These salamanders are capable of regenerating their tail, limbs, or gills if damaged. During courtship, a male tiger salamander sometimes impersonates a female in order to sneak in and deposit his sperm on top of a rival male's.