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Eastern Tiger Salamander
Ambystoma tigrinum
Ambystoma = blunt mouth (wide mouth, see pictures)
tigrinum = stiriped
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae
Terrestrial
Mole salamander - fossorial, lives below ground in burrows or leaf litter
Size = 7 to 10 inches
Lifespan = 12 to 15 years
Carnivorous
Fun Facts; 12-13 coastal grooves; on Long Island, mostly found in the central Pine Barrens