Northwestern salamander

The Northwestern salamander is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

A Northwestern salamander found in Langley, BC. The spotted forms occur in the northern portion of A. gracile's range (Petranka 1998; Snyder 1963). A dividing line of 51 degrees north latitude has been recognized between the two subspecies, with A. g. More

The northwestern salamander occurs in wet fir and redwood forests of northwestern North America from Sonoma County, California, United States, to British Columbia, Canada. More

1997, the Northwestern Salamander "produces a 'tic' sound, constant in character, when engaging in agressive or defensive behavior. (Licht, 1973.) Diet Terrestrial salamanders eat small invertebrates. Neotenic adults consume aquatic invertebrates and tadpoles. More

Eggs: In Washington, only Northwestern Salamanders have large globular egg masses that are firm to the touch. More

The Northwestern Salamander is distinguishable from other salamanders by its uniform graybrown coloration, parotoid glands, and glandular ridge along the top of the tail. More

Northwestern salamander larvae will eat anuran tadpoles, but apparently avoid toxic bufonid larvae (Peterson and Blaustein, 1991). b. Cover. Larvae seek cover in terrestrial vegetation or in shallows in the presence of predatory fishes (Neish, 1971). More

Present range of the Northwestern Salamander in British Columbia Northwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile) Common name:Northwestern Salamander Scientific name: Ambystoma gracile Code: A-AMGR Status (BC): Yellow* Status (COSEWIC): Not at Risk (1999) *Yellow-listed species More

The vomerine teeth in the ambystomatid, Northwestern salamander, is in a "broken", but nearly straight line between the internal nares. More

The Northwestern Salamander breeds in permanent or semi-permanent waters, from small ponds to lakes and sometimes in the quiet pools of slow moving streams. More

These two Northwestern Salamanders were discovered under fallen wood near the mouth of Redwood Creek (on the north side) on a chilly afternoon in late November 2007. More

Northwestern salamander breeding at Colony Farm Regional Park and the validity of egg mass surveys as a monitoring technique. Minnow trapping confirmed the presence of Northwestern salamander larvae and paedomorphic individuals in ditch and wetland areas of the Park. More

The Northwestern Salamander is similar in appearance throughout its range and there are no recognized variations. Range/Habitat: Northwestern Salamanders range from northwestern California north to southwestern Alaska. They are found throughout western Oregon, Washington and coastal British Columbia. More

Northwestern salamander eggs make early debut at Metro natural area = Metro news release Feb. 10, 2006 Contact: Heather Kent 503-797-1739, mobile 503-860-6145 This week at River Island, a Metro volunteer identified 12 northwestern salamander egg masses. More

Counting the long tail, the Northwestern Salamander can grow to over 20 cm in total length. Confusing Species The Tiger Salamander can also be brown, but it is very blotchy. In addition, the ranges of the two salamanders do not really overlap. More

We found a photo of immature Northwestern Salamanders online that closely resembled this one. Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink ) view profile Arboreal Boids Pro User says: Dru!, that is a neotenic or paedomorph Northwestern Salamander. More

Map of Northwestern Salamander in Canada Distribution of Northwestern Salamander in Canada Back to the main Amphibians and reptiles page Previous species: Mudpuppy Next species: Pacific Giant Salamander More

Order : Caudata
Family : Ambystomatidae
Genus : Ambystoma
Species : gracile
Authority : (Baird, 1857 [1859])