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Tiger Salamander

Tiger salamanders are native to North America. They can be found throughout much of the U.S., and into southern Canada and northern Mexico. These large salamanders average 6–8 inches in length, but some individuals grow up to 14 inches long. Tiger salamanders are almost entirely terrestrial as… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Some Cause for Concern

  • The pet trade is supplied with wild-caught specimens.
  • Wild populations are also threatened by habitat loss and the bait trade.

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Some Cause for Concern

  • May interbreed with some native species.
  • Has been known to colonize new areas after release.

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Little Cause for Concern

Relatively easy to care for with understanding of required husbandry.

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Known to carry the harmful infectious fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) that causes chytridiomycosis, a disease linked to native frog die offs.
  • Known to carry ranaviruses, which can spread to reptiles, fish, and other amphibians.

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