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Cannibal: an organism that feeds on other members of its species.

 cannibal tiger salamander

A cannibalistic salamander eating a snack... maybe a friend or neighbor.

 

non-cannibal salamander mouth

Non-cannibalistic salamanders are lighter in color, smaller in size and usually have smoother teeth.

 

cannibal salamander mouth

Cannibalistic salamanders are more aggressive toward their "food", their bodies are darker in color, and their teeth are much sharper.

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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Cannibal Salamanders
  • Author(s): Steve Koppes
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: December 17, 2009
  • Date accessed: July 19, 2019
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/feeding-salamanders

APA Style

Steve Koppes. (2009, December 17). Cannibal Salamanders. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved July 19, 2019 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/feeding-salamanders

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Steve Koppes. "Cannibal Salamanders". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 17 December, 2009. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/feeding-salamanders

MLA 2017 Style

Steve Koppes. "Cannibal Salamanders". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 17 Dec 2009. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Jul 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/feeding-salamanders

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
Cannibal common tree frog

Cannibalism is common in insects and other invertebrates, but less so in vertebrates, like this tree frog. Image by H. Krisp.

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