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Hellbender Salamander Cryptoranchus alleganiensis
2014-05-26 09:58:06

The hellbender salamander (Cryptoranchus alleganiensis), also known as the hellbender, is a species of giant salamander that can be found in eastern areas of North America. Its range includes the states of Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and some areas of Kansas and Oklahoma. This species is the sole member of its genus, Cryptobranchus, and is one of three living giant...

Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum
2014-05-26 08:49:45

The Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) is a species of mole salamander that can be found in northeastern areas of the United States, southwestern areas of Quebec, and central and southern areas of Ontario. This species prefers to reside in deciduous forests. It was named after Jefferson College, which is located in Pennsylvania. This species reaches an average body length between...

California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus
2014-02-04 09:23:14

The California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and southwest Oregon. The California slender salamander ranges from central California, north along the coast and ranges into Oregon and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The California slender salamander grows to...

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...

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....

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...

The Lesser Siren Siren intermedia
2014-01-28 10:07:09

The Lesser siren (Siren intermedia) is a salamander species and a member of the Sirenidae family. The species is native to the eastern United States and northern Mexico, ranging from Virginia to Florida, west to Texas and Mexico and north to Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Common names include: the Two-legged eel, the Dwarf siren and the Mud eel. The Lesser siren inhabits ponds, lakes,...

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