Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)
Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)

Today I had the wonderful pleasure of finding a Blue-Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale).

These salamanders have declined with the loss of native forests and wetland breeding sites (Petranka, 1998), especially in southern regions. They are considered Endangered in New Jersey, Iowa, and Ohio, Threatened in Connecticut, and Of Special Concern in Indiana, Vermont, and Massachusetts (Lannoo, 1998d; McCollough, 1999). They rare in southwestern Ontario (Hecnar, 1997), and considered provincially sensitive (GSWG 2000).

Blue-spotted Salamander

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