Under rotting log within dried out, read not moist, depression within the Ottine Swamp of Palmetto State Park. StateStatPaThpersonalobservaobservation in the park I
Found during excavation at property edge, moved from yard to undisturbed woods at edge of property closest to where found.
Greenish back 7cm long found in a small pond.
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
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.