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Jefferson Salamander

Jefferson salamander

Pool-breeding wildlife:
Jefferson salamander

Ambystoma jeffersonianum

Gray to brown with pale blue to white flecked underside

Size: adult length is usually 4.0-7.0 inches in TL, large and robust

Eggs: masses of 20-30 eggs, often sausage shaped

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

Photo by Brian Houser