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Small-Mouthed Salamander

Ambystoma texanum


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.


Saw this guy in my back yard between some landscape rocks

1 species ID suggestions

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


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 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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