Female with eggs
A Marbled Salamander.
These salamanders display a rather stunning silver-on-black saddle-like pattern on their backs.
One of two fall-breeding Ambystoma in MO.
A few of the 20+ A. opacum we found at our breeding sites during and after the round of storms that swept through the area that night. All individuals appeared to be male, with the exception of a couple individuals.
The marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) is a species of mole salamander found in the eastern United States.