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Published on March 13, 2009

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SALAMANDERS : SALAMANDERS Slimy Lizard By John Slide 2: Why did I pick this animal? I chose this animal because they are cool. They are cool because they’re good swimmers. I saw a show on the Discovery Channel and they are very fast. Description : Description DESCRIPTION : DESCRIPTION Salamanders generally have a body similar to that of lizards with slender bodies, long tails, and four limbs. Many salamanders are relatively small Salamanders are amphibians. They are vertebrates that are cold-blooded. ADAPATIONS : ADAPATIONS The skin of salamanders secretes mucus, which helps keep the animal moist when on dry land. Some have poisons that come from their skin to keep off predators. They have sticky tongues that help them catch their prey. Habitat : Habitat GENERAL HABITAT INFORMATION : GENERAL HABITAT INFORMATION A salamander spends part of its life in the water and part of its life on the land. Salamanders are found in most parts of the world except for deserts and the poles. Salamanders are not found in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Madagascar, or Antarctica. TEMPERATURES : TEMPERATURES Salamanders are comfortable in a temperature range of 55-65 degrees. They can tolerate temperatures up to 80 degrees. In the summer, they move to a cool spot. WATER : WATER Water is very important to salamander They use the water to lay their eggs They spend the first part of their life in water PLANT LIFE : PLANT LIFE There are a lot of plants in a salamander habitat because they live near and around water. The plants are important because they need shade so they don’t overheat. Plants attract other animals that the salamander eats. ANIMAL LIFE : ANIMAL LIFE There are many small fish and frogs in a salamanders habitat. You can also can find earthworms, snails, and slugs. Animals are important because they serve as a food sources for the salamander. Sensory Organs : Sensory Organs SIGHT : SIGHT Most salamanders have good eyesight. Those salamanders that live in a cave have poor eyesight. They use their eyes to search for food and escape predators. SMELL : SMELL Salamandars have a good sense of smell. Their sense of smell helps them avoid poisons. They’re sense of smell helps warn them of danger. HEARING : HEARING Their sense of hearing is poor Salamanders rarely make noise Some species are known to make faint squeaks or yelps when excited or disturbed TASTE : TASTE Some salamanders have projectile tongues, which means they can shoot them out long distances to catch their prey. Their tongues are sticky They like to eat small invertebrates like snails. TOUCH : TOUCH Salamanders have feet that can grip trees They use their sense of touch to get around in their environment. They have webbed feet, which helps them swim. Slide 18: FOOD AND LIFE CYCLES Life Cycle : Life Cycle Food Chain : Food Chain The sun makes the plants The snail eats the plants The salamander eats the snail The large fish eats the salamander Eagles eat the fish Interesting Facts : Interesting Facts Interesting Fact #1 : Interesting Fact #1 There is a courtship display before mating. Hey, baby… Come here often? Interesting Fact #2 : Interesting Fact #2 There are such things as giant salamander. They can be found in Japan. They may reach a length of over 5 ft long. Interesting Fact #3 : Interesting Fact #3 The eggs, surrounded by gelatinous material, are usually laid in ponds or brooks. Interesting Fact #4 : Interesting Fact #4 There are about 360 species of salamanders Resources : Resources http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsiaTrail/GiantSalamanders/ http://www.geocities.com/rainforest/vines/7951/slmdr.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamander http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-salamand.html http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761558552_2/Salamander.html Slide 27: Bye THE END

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