Salamanders use their tongue to capture prey. They do this by carefully timing and then shooting out their tongue which is sticky enough to keep the prey on their tongue until it enters their mouth. (Zhanga and Wake)

E. lucifuga
eat smaller insects, mites, ticks, isopods, earthworms, and other soft exoskeleton organisms. (Animal Diversity Web 2002)
In a food web it is above small arthropods and insects but is possibly consumed by larger cave mammals and other larger cave dwelling species. (NPWRC 2014)

Cave Salamander Picture

In order to produce more Salamanders, E. lucifuga, must eat, the information on how its body reproduces can be seen in our Reproduction page