|Endangered Species: Salamander|
A Christiansburg Elementary Project
Submitted by Reid of Christiansburg Elementary School
Christiansburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
|Original artwork by Reid
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of Christiansburg Elementary School.
|Why Study This Topic?||What Was Already Known||Search for Information||Description of Plant or Animal||Habitat Requirements|
|Adaptations||Reasons for Endangerment||Restoration Actions||What Was Learned||Conclusions from Research|
The reason they are endangered is because fishermen use them for bait. However, the main reason for endangerment is because they have lost their habitat.
Salamanders have short bodies with tails. They usually have four legs. They also have well developed heads with large mouths and large eyes. Salamanders have moist skin, just like snakes and lizards.
They are often brown, black, yellow and read and have spots, stripes, and bars on their bodies. Salamanders lay 500 eggs at a time.
Most salamanders only live in the water in their tadpole state and then return to it later when they lay eggs. Some live in the water all the time, but most live in moist places such as under stones and the roots of trees.
They have markings such as stripes and spots to camouflage themselves.
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