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Tiger Salamander Dissection || Reptile Inhabiting Fire

Salamanders are a very interesting animal to dissect because they are amphibians, meaning they are adapted for both land and water. Also, did you know that salamanders can have both lungs and gills, or neither? In this video, you’ll learn general information about salamanders, which will be tied into its anatomical structures.

This dissection lab is for anyone who is curious about salamander anatomy, wants to cover sea salamander anatomy for a zoology course, missed the salamander dissection during biology class, or just wondered, “How do those things work?”. The video will teach you how to dissect a salamander step by step, and review the external and internal anatomy of the salamander.

In this video, we’ll cover the following structures:

Tail Gallbladder

Dorsal fin Heart

Costal grooves Lungs

Eyes Stomach

Nostrils Esophagus

Mouth Small intestine

External gills Pyloric valve

Gill filaments Pancreas

Cloaca Spleen

External oblique muscles Mesentery tissue

Oviducts Large intestine

Ovaries Kidneys


If you want to learn more about salamander anatomy, here’s a link to a website with more detailed information, as well as diagrams:

If you have any questions regarding salamander anatomy, dissection methodology, or general biology, feel free to leave a comment. We'll try our best to reply.


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