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Larval Amphibians - Salamanders

Jefferson Salamander

Ambystoma jeffersonianum
  • Larvae length 35-60mm
  • Newly hatched larvae: dark greenish-grey dorsum, light grey to whitish belly; older larvae: mottled grey dorsum, silvery white ventum
  • Dorsal tail fin extends onto body almost to front legs; tail fin pigmented, appearing mottled
  • Costal grooves present
  • Eggs: loose jelly-like clusters attached to vegetation or submerged twigs; occasionally on pond bottom
  • Forms polyploid hybrids with Blue-Spotted Salamander; hybrids are female, and both adults and larvae appear similar to parent species
  • Habitat: temporary ponds, marshes, bogs, and roadside ditches near woodlands

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