JEFFERSON SALAMANDER      By. Ryan
Jefferson Salamander                         Description Long and slender shape Grayish brown-dark brown underside in co...
Jefferson Salamander                    Food Presumed to eat earthworms because people can’t see  what they eat Other in...
Jefferson Salamander                    Habitat Upland forests Well drained deciduous or mixed forests 250 – 1600 meter...
Jefferson Salamander               Location   Western Massachusetts   Southern New York   Pennsylvania   Ohio   India...
Jefferson Salamander                   Endangered Vernal pools and breeding ponds drained, and filled Development Road ...
Jefferson Salamander                 How can we help Laws should be made to protect the Jefferson  Salamander’s habitat ...
Jefferson Salamander                Interesting Facts Produce noxious skin secretion from specialized poison  glands in t...
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  1. 1. JEFFERSON SALAMANDER By. Ryan
  2. 2. Jefferson Salamander Description Long and slender shape Grayish brown-dark brown underside in color Elongated limbs and toes Pale bluish in color Male salamander is about 4.4- 7.8 in inches Female salamander is about 5.1- 7.8 in inches Spots are small
  3. 3. Jefferson Salamander Food Presumed to eat earthworms because people can’t see what they eat Other invertebrates
  4. 4. Jefferson Salamander Habitat Upland forests Well drained deciduous or mixed forests 250 – 1600 meters of a small pool or pond Surrounded by alder, red marble, buttonbush, and dogwood Hides beneath leaf, litter, loose soil, stones, in rotten logs, rodent burrows, or subterrean burrows Vernal Pools are important for breeding
  5. 5. Jefferson Salamander Location Western Massachusetts Southern New York Pennsylvania Ohio Indiana Kentucky Virginia
  6. 6. Jefferson Salamander Endangered Vernal pools and breeding ponds drained, and filled Development Road and lawn runoff Vernal pools dries summer months
  7. 7. Jefferson Salamander How can we help Laws should be made to protect the Jefferson Salamander’s habitat Clean up any litter or lawn runoff in or near the vernal pools
  8. 8. Jefferson Salamander Interesting Facts Produce noxious skin secretion from specialized poison glands in their tail and are rarely preyed upon by native predators More females than males Can’t live without vernal pools

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