Interesting facts about salamanders include:
- Salamanders are amphibious animals that are widely distributed north of the equator, particularly inhabiting the wetlands and arid ecosystems in the region.
- They are often characterized by their smooth, shiny skin and the distinctive markings and coloration on their bodies.
- Salamanders belong to the same class as toads and frogs.
- As of 2015, approximately 500 species of salamanders have been identified, although the majority of these species are gravely at risk of extinction.
- Variation in sizes is common among different species.
- The tiniest salamander, which measures 1.1 inches in length, is named minute salamander, while the largest is called Chinese giant salamander, which can grow up to 6 feet in length.
- Salamanders are nocturnal animals, commonly feeding on worms and insects.
- They are able to grow new limbs and tails after losing them.