Small Mouth Salamander
I saw about a dozen in this one shallow wetland. Water depth was about 6 inches.
running across the moss in the field at edge of woods
I only saw one individual, found walking on the road. Lifer!!
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.