California tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)
Listing Status: and
It is a large, stocky, terrestrial salamander with a broad, rounded snout. Adults males are about 8 inches long, females a little less than 7. Coloration consists of white or pale yellow spots or bars on a black background on the back and sides. The belly varies from almost uniform white or pale yellow to a variegated pattern of white or pale yellow and black. The salamander's small eyes protrude from their heads. They have black irises.
The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the California tiger Salamander
Population location: U.S.A. (CA - Santa Barbara County)
Listing status: Endangered
Population location: U.S.A. (CA - Sonoma County)
Listing status: Endangered
Population location: U.S.A. (CA - Central California)
Listing status: Threatened
- States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: California
- US Counties in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which this population is known to occur:
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Grasslands Wildlife Management Area, Merced National Wildlife Refuge, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|2000-01-19||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||U.S.A. (CA - Santa Barbara County)|
|2002-07-22||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||U.S.A. (CA - Sonoma County)|
|2004-08-04||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||U.S.A. (CA - Central California)|
» Federal Register Documents
|2004-08-04 00:00:00.0||69 FR 47212 47248||Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; determination of threatened status for the California tiger salamander; and special rule exemption for existing routine ranching activities; final rule|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2016-03-10||Draft Recovery Plan for the Central California Distinct Population Segment of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)||Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display||Draft|
|2016-12-12||Recovery Plan for the Santa Barbara County Distinct Population Segment of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)||Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display||Final|
|2014-10-21||California Tiger Salamander Central California DPS 5-Year Review|
|2009-11-14||California tiger salamander - Santa Barbara County DPS 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|Alameda County Wildlife Friendly Pond Restoration Program|
|East Bay Municipal Utility District Upper Mokelumne River Watershed|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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