Tiger salamanders have the greatest range of any salamander in North America, extending through southern Canada down to northern Mexico, and throughout the eastern U.S. They are distinguished by their heavy bodies, reaching up to 8 inches in length and featuring dark coloration with distinct yellow splotches. While widespread, they live underground most of the year. In Florida, tiger salamanders may breed in depression marshes, basin marshes, sinkhole ponds, dome swamps, hardwood swamps, and sandhill lakes. They feed on various prey, including worms, slugs, and insects.