Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum - Special Concern


Description: 6 - 8 inches. Spotted Salamanders are dark colored with a parallel row of yellow spots on its back. Young Spotted Salamanders may lack spots completely. Spotted Salamanders have a plain, unspotted, belly (example).

Similar Species: Tiger Salamanders are often mistaken for the much less common Spotted Salamander. Tiger Salamanders often have a spotted belly.

Comments: Restricted to a few forested areas in eastern Carlton and Pine counties. Please report observations.

Distribution Map
Distribution map of Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

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