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Blue-Spotted Salamander

Blue-spotted salamander

Pool-breeding wildlife:
Blue-spotted salamander

Ambystoma laterale

Coloring resembles enamelware pots, black with blue-silver flecks

Size: adult length is usually 3.0-5.0 inches in TL, slender bodied

Eggs: laid singly, in small clusters, or in sheets on pool bottom

Note: Hybrids of Jefferson and blue-spotted salamanders are common and have features of both species

Photo by Erik Kiviat