under bark at brook edge
Mottled brown and tan, 4 inches long, found in puddle in dry stream bed in redwood forest. Still has external gills.
About 7 cm long
Netted in a small pond in coniferous forest . Note how far up the back the fin ( webbing ? ) goes .
Photo taken by Sharon Dankworth
This specimen was in the coastal hills of San Mateo County. It was approximately 200 mm (8") long.
Indian Tank. Observed 100's of larvae in the tank and dozens of recently metamorphed salamanders leaving the tank at 2057hrs.
Was in our driveway. About 7 inches long with spotting pattern and long vertically flat tail
The mole salamanders (genus Ambystoma) are a group of salamanders endemic to North America, the only genus in the family Ambystomatidae. The group has become famous due to the presence of the axolotl (A. mexicanum), widely used in research, and the tiger salamander (A. tigrinum, A. mavortium) which is the official amphibian of many states, and often sold as a pet.