Smallmouth Salamander

The Smallmouth 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 Smallmouth Salamander, as its name implies is named for its small mouth and short head. They are generally black or dark brown in coloration and have a highly variable grayish pattern that resembles lichens. The ventral surface, or belly, is also dark in coloration. More

The Smallmouth Salamander is a member of the mole salamander family; it is also the smallest. They only come out of the ground to breed, and spend the rest of there time 1to 3 feet under the ground. More

The Smallmouth Salamander is a medium-sized salamander (4.3 - 7 inches adult length) with a small head and snout as its name implies. The head often looks swollen behind the eyes, and the lower jaw barely protrudes beyond the upper jaw when viewed in profile. More

The smallmouth salamander is named for its small mouth. It also has a small, narrow head. Its dark earth-tone color may be accented with light flecks of pigment, especially along its sides and bottom. More

The Smallmouth Salamander (Ambystoma texanum) is a species of salamander found in the central United States, from the Great Lakes region in Michigan to Nebraska, south to Texas, and east to Tennessee, with a population in Canada, in Pelee, Ontario. More

The smallmouth salamander (Ambystoma texanum) is another salamander found in Wood county. They are about 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches long. It can be recognized by its dark color and light flecks of color on its sides and bottom. More

The smallmouth salamander is one of the least particular in its choice of habitat. It can be found in just about any situation throughout all but the extreme eastern edge of the state, and like most members of this family it breeds in ponds. More

the Smallmouth Salamander, this species breeds in streams with limestone bedrock, and lays single eggs. More

County records for the smallmouth salamander in IowaCounty records for the smallmouth salamander in Iowa Range The smallmouth salamander is found in the southern two tiers of counties in western Iowa and may range as far north as Johnson County More

A smallmouth salamander (Ambystoma texanum) in the Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area. It breeds in ephemeral pools in the winter. Photo taken by Andrew Brinker March 2005. More

The Smallmouth Salamander is dark brown to black on top with gray to grayish yellow patches. It has a black belly and can grow to over 15 cm in total length, including the long tail. More

03 - Smallmouth Salamanders On the Move = Ambystoma texanum The (relatively) warm rains of early spring both fill up woodland pools and roadside ditches and signal the Smallmouth Salamanders to return and begin courtship and mating. More

It is nearly identical to the Smallmouth Salamander in appearance - see the range map and pictures of both to help determine which species you have found. More

This Smallmouth salamander is unusual due to the silver flecks that looks like paint thrown from an illustrators brush onto the salamander's grey to black skin color. This 6" specimen lives mostly under ground as it eats earthworms and soft bodied insects. More

Smallmouth salamander (Ambystoma texanum) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

smallmouth salamander is found only in southern Ontario. More

I come across a chubby smallmouth salamander in a fishless water collection.... More

Order : Caudata
Family : Ambystomatidae
Genus : Ambystoma
Species : texanum
Authority : (Matthes, 1855)