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Shared by : Bharat Adhikari (Nepal)
Habitat : Central, Eastern and Southern Europe
Status : Least Concern (LC)
Introduction
It is black with yellow spots or stripes to a varying degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on others the yellow is dominant. Shades of red and orange may sometimes appear, either replacing or mixing with the yellow according to subspecies. Fire salamanders can have a very long lifespan; one specimen lived for more than 50 years in Museum Koenig, a German natural history museum. They are most commonly found at altitudes between 250 meters (820 ft) and 1,000 meters (3,300 ft).
The diet of the fire salamander consists of various insects, spiders, earthworms and slugs, but they also occasionally eat newts and young frogs. In captivity, they eat crickets, mealworms, waxworms and silkworm larvae. Small prey will be caught within the range of the vomerine teeth or by the posterior half of the tongue, to which the prey adheres. It weighs about 40 grams. The fire salamander can grow to be 15-25 centimeters (5.9-9.8 in) long.
The populations of this species in Iberia are very fragmented (there is a small Area of Occupancy within the wider Extent of Occurrence). The populations of Salamandra species reported from western Anatolia, Turkey, require further investigation into the species involved and are not evaluated in this account.
Habitat
Central European forests and are more common in hilly areas.
Threats
Habitat destruction, unsympathetic forest management, and pollution of breeding sites by agrochemicals, collection for commercial purposes etc.

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