Photographed at vernal pool spawning site we call Three Dog Pond
Several metamorphs observed. Probable hybrids present
Had to take a photo with my Kindle, so a little fuzzy. Found in a friend's backyard, small bog nearby.
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.
Netted in a small pond in coniferous forest . Note how far up the back the fin ( webbing ? ) goes .
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.