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Small-Mouthed Salamander

Ambystoma texanum

Description:

Around 2", maybe 3" long. dark grey-black with light grey spots. 4 toes on the front legs and 4-5 toes on the back legs.

Habitat:

Saw this guy in my back yard between some landscape rocks


1 species ID suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago
Small-mouthed Salamander
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander | Herps of Texas

3 Comments

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 5 years ago

I'll be sure to remember that, I hadn't heard that before. I uploaded a picture from when i saw him again later that night, it had been raining so all the dirt had been washed off.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Please be sure to keep them moist with dechlorinated water when you are photographing them. They can dry out quickly when exposed to the elements. It also aids in identification.

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 5 years ago

Thanks for the help AshleyT, I was thinking small-mouthed salamander but I wasn't 100% sure before.

Texas, USA

Lat: 30.24, Long: -95.51

Spotted on Nov 14, 2013
Submitted on Nov 14, 2013

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