under bark at brook edge
Netted in a small pond in coniferous forest . Note how far up the back the fin ( webbing ? ) goes .
Indian Tank. Observed 100's of larvae in the tank and dozens of recently metamorphed salamanders leaving the tank at 2057hrs.
I'm pretty sure these are salamander eggs in a small ephemeral pond in Wildman Woods (Earlham College Property). Some of the photos were taken underwater.
Found (along with many others) in ephemeral breeding pond in middle of stormy night.
Found nest guarding under a log along the bank of an ephemeral pond filling from the past nights' rainfall.
Found during night driving Highway 60 after a thunderstorm with heavy rainfall.
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.