Blue-spotted salamander

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

The Blue-spotted salamander, or Ambystoma laterale, is a mole salamander native to the Great Lakes states and northeastern United States, and parts of Ontario and Quebec in Canada. More

Blue-spotted Salamanders with other members of the Ambystoma genus. Like most salamanders blue-spotted salamanders breed during the first warm spring rains of March and April. More

The blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is a small critter. A large adult will only be about 12 cm long; 40% of that is tail, and its body is only about 1 cm wide. More

The blue-spotted salamander complex is also of conservation concern throughout much of its northeastern United States range, with many states affording the species special status and/or protection. More

The Blue-spotted Salamander is a thin species that closely resembles the Jefferson Salamander. It is bluish-black in coloration and has blue and white flecks on the back and bluish-white spots on the sides of the body and tail. More

Blue-spotted salamanders have numerous blue spots or flecks along their body. More

Blue-spotted salamander range in the U.S. Spotted salamander eggs are laid in small clusters. Blue-spotted Salamander eggs are laid in small clusters. More

Blue-spotted Salamanders lay their eggs singly, at the base of plants or stones in the water. Look for them in ponds or ditches on damp nights from April to mid-May. During the day they usually remain under over where they are not exposed to direct sunlight. More

The blue-spotted salamander also closely resembles the Jefferson salamander. It can usually be identified by a profusion of blue flecks on its bluish black body. This coloration makes it look like old-fashioned enamelware. More

There are Blue-Spotted Salamanders hiding in the moist habitats of Ryerson Woods. You may not see them as you hike along the trails because they are hiding beneath stumps, logs, moss, rocks and moist leaf litter. More

Blue-spotted Salamander appears to be limited to areas of sandy soils, such as those found in the Oak Openings Region of northwestern Ohio. More

Blue-spotted salamanderThe blue-spotted salamander is a slender salamander three to five inches in length, with a long tail. It is gray to blue-black with blue spots on its sides, tail and legs. Its belly is lighter than its back. More

The blue-spotted salamander is slender with dark blue-black coloring. It has whitish or lighter blue spots on its back. It has four toes on its front feet and five on its back feet. More

blue-spotted salamanders, found in the towns of Plainfield and Griswold, are a "Threatened Species" in Connecticut and strictly protected on state lands. Collection is prohibited under Section 26-66-13-A of the Connecticut Code. More

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Blue-spotted Salamanders lay their eggs singly, at the base of plants or stones in the water. Look for them in ponds or ditches on damp nights from April to mid-May. More

Blue-spotted Salamanders are listed as "Threatened" in the state of CT, and should never be taken from the wild. Late winter/early spring rainy nights are the best time to find this attractive, medium-sized, blue-flecked salamander. More

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The Blue-spotted Salamander are primarily found in moist, deciduous hardwood forests and swampy woodlands, though they can be found in coniferous forests too. They prefer vernal ponds that retain water into mid-summer, to ensure access to a suitable breeding habitat. More

The blue-spotted salamander is the name of this creature, and it is quite easy to identify with its black, irregularly spotted body and light blue on its limbs, sides, belly and tail. More

Blue-spotted Salamanders are early spring breeders and can be found in ponds in early May. Eggs are laid singly or in small clusters of about a dozen attached to plants or submersed logs. The larvae grow in the pond until transformation in late summer. More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Ambystomatidae
Genus : Ambystoma
Species : laterale
Authority : Hallowell, 1856