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  • Scientific Names
    • Ambystoma maculatum
    • Lacerta maculata
    • Lacerta maculatum
    • Lacerta subviolacea
  • French
    • salamandre maculĂ©e
  • English
    • Spotted Salamander

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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newt8686

Date

August 3, 2014

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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jhessong

Date

May 20, 2014

Description

Larval spotted Salamanders!

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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diananutter

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November 8, 2014 11:29 AM EST

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Date

September 25, 2014

Description

You will have to look close to see the spots but this was the best shot I could get as I had just previously seen him stick his head out of a hole below the stump on the front side of the tree. I looked around the side of the tree and there was another hole in which he had headed toward. I was able to get a few, not very good shots, of him watching me, watching him.

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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riversedge

Date

October 16, 2014 07:27 PM CDT

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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deandsusan

Date

October 17, 2014 04:34 PM EDT

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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jjose

Date

October 31, 2013

Description

When gently touched, appeared to assume defensive posture with head tucked down and tail raised.

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Date

October 2, 2014

Description

One of my most exciting finds of 2014. I can't say it was the most difficult observation to photograph because birds fly away, but finding this guy was a challenge. Although, as I was walking the trail with my headlamp, I just happened to notice this Spotted Salamander with it's head popping out from a hole under a tree. I had been on this trail all summer long and this was my first observation on this trail. I had seen one previously in the same state park, but on a different trail. Because of the position of the salamander in the opening of the hole which was along the root system of the tree, I was unable to get my fixed flash to capture the upper part of the salamander easily but was able to get enough of it for identification.

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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sat53

Date

October 5, 2014 05:46 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Metamorph under log.

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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sat53

Date

October 5, 2014 05:34 PM EDT

Description

Metamorph

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

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brett-amy-thelen

Date

April 11, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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test

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justin_guyer

Date

September 25, 2014

Description

Yellow Spotted Salamander observed at Snake Road at larue Pine Hills in Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.

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Description from Wikipedia

The spotted salamander or yellow-spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a mole salamander common in the eastern United States and Canada. The spotted salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina. This salamander ranges from Nova Scotia, to Lake Superior, to southern Georgia and Texas. Its embryos have been found to have symbiotic algae living inside them.

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.