Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum

Eastern_Tiger_Salamander

*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.


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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.

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Louisiana Range:  Known only from three disjunct parishes, Vernon, St. Landry and St. Tammany.

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Global Conservation Status:  Eastern Tiger Salamanders have a relatively wide distribution in North America, a presumed large population, and tolerate a broad range of habitats, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Eastern Tiger Salamanders have a ranking of S1 (critically imperiled because of extreme rarity – 5 or fewer known extant populations) in Louisiana. In Louisiana, Tiger Salamanders have a State Protection Status of ‘prohibited’, meaning possession or harvest of this species is illegal.

*** If you live in the range of this species in Louisiana and believe you may have observed this species please let me know (take a picture if possible), as there may be more unknown populations in the state.***

Author's Remarks: I have seen a metamorph (pictured) of this species captured from Louisiana in 2015. I photographed this same individual in captivity about a half year later. I have searched unsuccessfully on two occasions at a historic locality in Vernon Parish.

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