What do salamanders turn into?
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Correspondingly, do salamanders turn into frogs?
Many salamanders lay eggs, but not all. In fact, baby salamanders are just like baby frogs; their eggs are laid in water and the young are born without legs. Young salamanders in the larval stage are called efts, according to the San Diego Zoo. They resemble tadpoles, and as they get older, they grow legs.
Similarly, are salamanders good to have around? They generally have a need for water as nearly all salamanders have a larval aquatic stage like frogs. They usually have smooth skin that is moist or slimy to the touch without scales. If you see scales its probably a skink or some other family of lizard. In any case they are good for controlling insect populations.
Similarly, it is asked, what are salamanders good for?
Salamanders are helpful as they prey on a wide variety of insects and can help minimize crop damage. By preying heavily on invertebrates, salamanders are also helping to reduce the impacts of global warming.
What is the life cycle of a salamander?
Spotted salamanders progress through several life stages: egg, larva, juvenile, and adult. Their eggs are laid underwater, so when the larvae hatch they have external gills for breathing in their aquatic environment, a broad tail to help them swim, and weak legs.