Spotted salamander eggs
Seen during Otter Creek Audubon's amphibian program
Found alongside Blue Spotted and Red-backed Salamanders
Number of Individuals Seen: 3
Weather Conditions: 21 degrees C. Cloudy/Overcast.
Habitat Type: Forest.
Behavior Observed: Under cover (logs).
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.