I found dozens of larval salamanders in a small pond located within a sedge-dominated wetland complex. Elevation was 10,500 feet near Geyser Pass.
About 5 inches long, found under a log in an upland area.
Was found in a dry stream bed, under a log. Was returned to exact spot after picture was taken
Saw some salamanders in the Ice Stalagtite cave at Alabaster Caverns.
There's two around my house and only seen the first one about 4 years ago.
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.