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:
Dorsal fin Heart
Costal grooves Lungs
Mouth Small intestine
External gills Pyloric valve
Gill filaments Pancreas
External oblique muscles Mesentery tissue
Oviducts Large intestine
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.