AnAge entry for Salamandra salamandra

Classification (HAGRID: 00998)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Caudata
                Family: Salamandridae
                    Genus: Salamandra
Species
Salamandra salamandra
Common name
European fire salamander

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
24 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 451
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Anecdotal evidence, which may or may not be true, suggests these animals may live up to 50 years. It is generally classified as viviparous.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Metamorphosis
Litter size
(viviparous)
Adult weight
19.1 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
288ºK or 14.9ºC or 58.7ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.0086 W
Body mass
19.1 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000449 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 668396
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 57571
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