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SPOTTED SALAMANDER

SPOTTED SALAMANDER

Spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) in our area mate in early spring and the aquatic larvae become adults 3-6 months after the eggs are laid.  The adults typically burrow underground and may live for 20 years.  Acid rain has decreased their populations.

SPOTTED SALAMANDER

SPOTTED SALAMANDER

SPOTTED SALAMANDER

FAMILY AMBYSTOMIDAE—Mole Salamanders

This North American family ranges from Mexico to Alaska.  Many species are large sizes, such as the Western Tiger salamander in the following image.  Populations of these salamanders are decreasing in the Northeastern U.S.

TIGER SALAMANDER