Jefferson's salamander

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

Jefferson's Salamanders have much in common with the more frequently encountered Spotted Salamander. More

Jefferson's Salamanders occur throughout much of southern Indiana except the lower Wabash River Valley. They tend to hybridize with the Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) in the central and northern parts of the state (Minton 2001, 56). More

Jefferson's Salamander information Random Photos: Blue-spotted Salamander Green Frog Western Ribbonsnake © Copyright 2010 INHerp. More

kept the name Jefferson's Salamander and the northern species became the Blue-spotted Salamander. There are some places in Cumberland County where triploid females exist. These females have a full extra set of chromosomes. More

Andrew Hoffman The Jefferson's Salamander can be found statewide except for extreme northern portions and southwest tip. Has become somewhat uncommon in some areas because its low reproduction rate. Family: Mole Salamanders May grow up to 8 inches May live 15 years or more. More

Rare in most of Vermont, the Jefferson's salamander is common in some of Dummerston's vernal pools, and even outnumbers spotted salamanders in some of them. These salamanders have light blue flecks on a brown to gray background. More

Basic biology of Jefferson's salamander in the northern part of its range is lacking and studies of the species outside of the lab are quite limited. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Ambystomatidae
Genus : Ambystoma
Species : jeffersonianum
Authority : (Green, 1827)