Clouded salamander

The Clouded salamander is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Clouded Salamanders (Aneides ferreus) feed on ants, termites and other small invertebrates helping to maintain a balanced eco-system in your backyard. The Climbing Salamander = The lungless Clouded Salamander is known as the "climbing salamander. More

The Clouded Salamander is a smaller salamander attaining lengths around 5 inches. Their background color is generally a dark brown which is overlain with flecks of gold or brass colored markings. The underside of adults is generally a solid gray. More

Clouded salamanders are found in cool humid coastal forests. They are climbing salamanders and are often found 20 feet and higher in trees. They lay their eggs inside rotting logs or underneath slabs of bark. More

The Clouded Salamander (Aneides ferreus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitat is temperate forests and it is probable that many nest in trees. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

An adult Clouded Salamander was using the dish of water to soak in every night for over a month. On December 23, 2006, at 7 AM, it was "zoning out" in the dish water lying with its body totally submerged. More

Terrestrial salamanders, such as the Clouded Salamander, have quite a different life cycle. Eggs are laid in damp protected places on land. These hatch into baby salamanders, which are small replicas of the adults. People who study amphibians and reptiles are called herpetologists. More

microhabitats typical of the Clouded Salamander More

northwestern California clouded salamanders are commonly found associated with both decaying logs and rocky slopes, while wandering salamanders are almost exclusively found associated with decaying logs. F. Home Range Size. Unknown. G. Territories. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Aneides
Species : ferreus
Authority : Cope, 1869