Male (judged by swollen cloaca observed upon closer inspection) located under a fallen branch roughly two feet from pair found in observation (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/884766)
Possible breeding pair found underneath log following autumn rains.
Male: Individual with white markings. Cloaca clearly swollen upon closer inspection.
Female: Individual with silver markings. Possibly full of eggs.
In our garage. Looked like a stick at first but definitely salamander.squirmed as it moved.
Injured on road. Died soon after.
Egg mass was found in a small body of water roughly 6 miles out on the Hoh River Trail
Egg mass was found under the HW-16 over pass in Snake Lake.
These two are examples of the paedomorphic or neotenic form of the Northwestern Salamander. It is a mature adult with adolescent features in this case gills and lives a fully aquatic life. We observed one male (smaller on the left) and one female (larger on the right). They were found by two of our volunteers through Point Defiance Zoo & Aquariums Amphibian Egg Mass Monitoring Program.
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.