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Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum

Description:

A mole salamander that spends most of its life underground, usually only appearing at the surface during rain. It breeds within vernal pools in forests as permanent bodies of water generally harbor fish which may predate on their larvae. The striking black and yellow coloration of the adults alludes to the toxic substance they produce when provoked.

Notes:

Found underneath a log

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3 Comments

StirredMocha
StirredMocha 6 years ago

Haha thank you Ashley and Marta! I was super lucky in being able to see this beauty when a friend lifted up a log and it was just sitting there :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Would love to see one of these guys, great find!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Wow, I wish I could find one of these, nice spotting!

StirredMocha
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StirredMocha

New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2014
Submitted on Aug 21, 2014

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