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Larval Amphibians - Salamanders

Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
  • Larvae length 40-65mm
  • Olive to brown with a dull yellow to cream belly; may have dark dorsal spots
  • Large transparent to lightly pigmented tail fin with light specks, black towards tip in older larvae
  • Dorsal tail fin extends onto body almost to front legs
  • Eggs: large, round cluster with 40-120 eggs embedded in firm jelly-like matrix; egg mass may appear cloudy-white or transparent green; attached to submerged branches
  • Habitat: woodland ponds and vernal pools

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