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Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum


The Spotted Salamander or Yellow-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a Mole Salamander common in the eastern United States and Canada. The Spotted Salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina. This salamander ranges from Nova Scotia, to Lake Superior, to southern Georgia and Texas. Its embryos have been found to have symbiotic algae living inside them.


Found in freshwater pond in mixed woodland at night.


Largest Salamander I've ever seen at around 8 inches long.

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38 Comments (1–25)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Thanks everybody!

RickBohler 10 years ago

Fantastic!...Nice shots as well

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Congratulations, Fyn!

OnengDyah 10 years ago

Cute...nice pic..:)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Thanks all!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Fantastic pictures Fyn!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Congrats Fyn, beautiful spotting!

Phil_S 10 years ago

Congrats on SOTD!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Congrats Fyn!

Tom15 10 years ago

Congrats Fyn on a beautiful series of shots!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Congratulations Fyn great spot and series :)

Braulio Rivas Tapia
Braulio Rivas Tapia 10 years ago

Congrats Fyn!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 10 years ago

Congratulations on a great SOTD Fyn.

cranbrook-sda-youth1 10 years ago


JenKnight 10 years ago

wow, what a little chunker!

Fyn my friend,another SOTD :-) very cool ,i'am happy

LauraMaria 10 years ago

What an adorable little salamander! Or... I guess he's actually quite a big one, what a find! Very cool, and congrats on your SOTD!

MaryL 10 years ago

Congratulations on a great sotd!!!!!!!!!!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Whoo hoo! Awesome!!! Thanks so much Jacob, RiekoS, Nuwan, Jill, Atul, Satyen, Ashley, Joshua, Kathleen, Reza, Emma & Karen!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Fyn, Congratulations on another FANTASTIC spotting of the day! Well done, my friend. :-)

RiekoS 10 years ago

Congratulations Fyn, beautiful salamander!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations Fyn!

JillBlack 10 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD

Atul 10 years ago

congratulations !

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Congrats Fyn!

Fyn Kynd
Spotted by
Fyn Kynd

Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2013
Submitted on Apr 29, 2013

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