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Creature Feature: Marbled salamander

Creature Feature: Marbled Salamander

One of our most beautiful amphibians, marbled salamanders live in North Florida and only grow to about four inches as adults. Their preferred habitats include damp woods and areas with soft, wet soil. Living mostly in their burrows under downed trees and leaf litter, marbled salamanders mature in only two months from the larval stage and can live up to 10 years. As adults, these black and white secretive creatures feed on many invertebrates, including centipedes, and will also eat worms, snails and slugs. Next time you flip over a log, take a look for these colorful little predators. Then carefully cover them back up.

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