Tiger salamanders' markings are variable throughout their extensive range, but the most common marking resembles the vertically striped pattern of their mammalian namesake.
They are usually brown in colour with brilliant yellow stripes or blotches over the length of their bodies. Their base colour, however, can also be greenish or gray and their markings can be yellow dots or brown splotches. Some have no markings at all.
Average life span in the wild: 12 to 15 years
Size: 7 to 14 in (18 to 35 cm)
Weight: 4.4 oz (126 g)
Did you know? During courtship, a male tiger salamander sometimes impersonates a female in order to sneak in and deposit his spermatophore on top of a rival male's.
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