Ambystoma barbauri stream side salamander under a rock in the stream. Male
Stream side Salamander
Found 2 in an upland forested stream along hiking trail. Flipped under rocks.
The streamside salamander can be found in upland deciduous forest in regions of rolling topography, mostly in areas with limestone bedrock, a few in noncalcareous regions with sandstone and shale. Adults are usually found underground, under rocks, leaves, logs, etc. It breeds most frequently in first- and second-order streams, and typically deposits eggs singly on the undersides of flat rocks in pools and (less often) runs. Less frequently, it breeds in ponds. Reproducton is most successful...