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Spotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum

Description:

A robust and colorful mole salamander. Dark background color with two rows of offset yellow spots on the dorsum. The spots nearest the head are usually orange or red on mature individuals. Breed in winter in vernal pools. Feed on insects, insect larvae and worms.

Habitat:

Fossorial. Wooded areas near water. Breed i

Notes:

The spotted salamander is the official State Amphibian of South Carolina

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JackieHolmesBurns
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JackieHolmesBurns

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 1, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2013

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