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Spotted salamander egg mass

Description:

Spotted salamander females lay the often kidney-shaped egg masses in vernal pools in early spring. Some masses are clear, while some are opaque like this one, based on the parents' genetics.

Habitat:

Large, 40 x100M vernal pool in mixed forest.

Notes:

Embryos are often missing from protecting jelly due to caddie fly larvae predation

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David
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David

Lincolnville, Maine, United States

Spotted on Apr 20, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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