Tiger salamanders are strikingly beautiful salamanders, and are very popular as pets. They are a species of mole salamander, and the scientific name of this species is Ambystoma tigrinum. Tiger salamanders are large in size, and are about 6 to 8 inches long. In some cases, they can reach up to 14 inches in length. Adult salamanders are normally blotchy in appearance. Their eyes are large and lidded. The snouts of the salamanders are short, and they have thick necks, sturdy legs, and long tails. They are the largest land-dwelling salamanders on earth.