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Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum

Description:

Black mole salamander with rows of yellow spots down its back that vary in size. This specimen was about 3 inches long. Found in a basement, but they usually reside in damp areas outside. They are a burrowing, nocturnal species with poison glands just behind their head - this poison is not harmful to humans and is milky white in color.

Habitat:

Found in a basement, but they usually reside in damp areas outside. They are a burrowing, nocturnal species.

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2 Comments

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

Beautiful find!

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 9 years ago

like it

RavynVest
Spotted by
RavynVest

New York, USA

Spotted on Nov 17, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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