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Small-mouth Salamander

Ambystoma texanum


The small-mouth salamander grows from 4.5 to 7.0 in. It is typically black or dark brown in color with light-grey or silvery-colored flecking, or grey blotching. It has a fairly small head, relative to its body, and a long tail. Males are typically smaller than females. Their bellies are black, often with tiny flecks, and have 14 to 15 costal grooves.


small-mouth salamanders live in moist pine woodlands and deciduous forest bottomlands, tallgrass prairies, farming areas, near temporary ponds, and along streams. Their range is from Ohio south to the Gulf of Mexico, west to Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.


This salamander was photographed at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 24, 2013

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