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Mole Salamander Ambystoma talpoideum
2014-02-06 08:52:19

The Mole salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) is a member of the Ambystomatidae family and may also be referred to as the tadpole salamander. Commonly found in eastern and central United States, the Mole Salamander ranges from Florida to Texas, Illinois to Kentucky and Virginia. The Mole salamander inhabits damp areas that are generally close to a water source. Commonly found under logs or moist...

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus
2014-02-04 09:37:14

The Coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native to the United States and Canada. The Coastal giant salamander ranges from northern California to Oregon and Washington and throughout parts of south British Columbia. The Coastal giant salamander inhabits freshwater lakes, marshes and rivers. The species may also be found...

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus
2014-02-04 09:07:49

The California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native only to northern California. The California giant salamander inhabits moist, coastal forests or streams, lakes and ponds. Some of the species may remain gilled aquatic creatures, while others transform and become terrestrial land creatures. The California giant is nocturnal...

Barred Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium
2014-02-03 09:13:58

The Barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) is also referred to as the Western tiger salamander. It’s a type of Mole salamander and a member of the Ambystomatidae family. This species ranges vastly from southwestern Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, south through the western United States to Texas and into northern Mexico. Habitats often include forested...

The Axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum
2014-02-03 08:59:54

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) may also be referred to as the Mexican salamander or the Mexican walking fish. The Axolotl is a member of the Ambystomatidae family and although its common name may suggest it is a fish, it is an amphibian. Axolotl are found exclusively in Mexico. The species situates, near Mexico City, on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes. Unlike most salamanders, Axolotl keep...

Taylors Salamander Ambystoma taylori
2014-02-03 08:42:25

Taylor’s salamander (Ambystoma taylori) is a mole salamander species, in the Ambystomatidae family. The species is native only to Puebla, Mexico. Laguna Alchichica is a high-altitude crater lake and is the only habitat where you will find the species. The lake provides an extremely salty, alkaline environment for the salamander, which typically hides under overhangs in the crater’s edge....

Small-mouth Salamander Ambystoma texanum
2014-02-03 08:28:42

The Small-mouth salamander (Ambystoma texanum) is a mole salamander species and a member of the Ambystomatidae family. The species may also be referred to as the Texas salamander, the Porphyry salamander or the narrow-mouthed salamander. The Small-mouthed salamander can be found in the central United States. The species ranges from Michigan to Nebraska, south to Texas and east to Tennessee....

Santa Cruz long-toed Salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum
2014-01-31 14:13:45

The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) is currently endangered. A subspecies of the Long-toed salamander and a member of the Ambystomatidae family, the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander can be found, rarely, only in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, in California. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander reaches lengths of approximately 2.5 inches fully grown. It is...

Long-toed Salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum
2014-01-31 13:53:03

The Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) is a member of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. Part of the Ambystomatidae family, this species is among the most popular salamanders in North America. The Long-toed salamander is most commonly found near ponds, lakes, streams or under logs and leaves, in damp environments. An adult Long-toed salamander feeds on slugs, snails, worms...

Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale
2014-01-31 13:35:04

The Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is part of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. A member of the Ambystomatidae family, the species ranges throughout eastern and central US and Canada. The Blue-spotted salamander prefers seasonal woodlands and forests and finds shelter in wet, damp areas. Hiding under damp leaves, rocks, logs and moss, the salamander is able to find...