Common Name: California Tiger Salamander
Scientific Name: Ambystoma californiense
Location: United States – California
Size: 8 inches
The California Tiger Salamander is a federally listed endangered species and a federally listed threatened species. The salamanders in Sonoma County and Santa Barbara are endangered while the salamanders in Central Valley are listed as threatened. They are listed mainly because the habitats they call home have been destroyed to make room for farm land and cities. Other threats are invasive American Bullfrogs are known to eat the California Tiger Salamander and mosquitofish, which are used to manager mosquito levels, also eat them.