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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.