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Marbled Salamander

Ambystoma opacum


Marbled slamanders are black with a white pattern. They're very secretive and spend most of their time hiding. They breed in small fish-less ponds and females stay with the buried eggs until seasonal rainfall raises the water table and the eggs can hatch into the pond for development. (Pretty cool.)


Missouri Ozarks, forest, leaf-litter.


You really should read the Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri if you're interested in learning more.

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Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

it's fun to catch them ;) this summer i did dig alot in the compost pile in my backyard after bugs and newts :)

sunswimer02 8 years ago

Thanks! I love herps, and when I worked on this project it was like being a kid in a toystore, so much to see and play with! lol

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

Great pictures sunswimer02!

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Ellington, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2009
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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