What Predators Eat Salamanders?

Photo: Fyn Kynd / Flickr
Photo: Fyn Kynd / Flickr

Some common predators that eat salamanders include crayfish, giant water bugs, snakes, birds, shrews, frogs, fish, skunks, raccoons and other small mammals. Other predators, such as bass and sunfish, are known to prey on salamanders when the opportunity arises.

Salamanders are similar to frogs in the sense that they have a biphasic life cycle, which means that they begin life in a larval stage, similar to tadpoles, and then they morph into their adult stage, and they require a moist environment near water to survive. Some predators prey on salamanders while they are in the larval stage, whereas other predators eat salamanders once they are adults.

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