Native SpeciesSpotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
FOUND by 4hblue
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
I can hear a lot of kids screaming, this is from the playground. I smell pine and mist. I touch the cold water. I wonder how long a spotted salamander can breath or stay underwater?
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We know its a spotted salamander because the egg mass it a thick layer of jelly and a wood frog has a thin layer of jelly on their egg masses. It looks like there is about 10 to 100 eggs in each egg mass.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Ambystoma maculatum
Common name:
Spotted salamander
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.319543 °
W -70.594333 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a developed area
Trip Information
Wells Elementary Vernal Pool, April/May 2018
Trip date: 
Mon, 2018-05-07 13:54
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
MIDAS Code: 


Nice job! Notice how some of the eggs have a greenish color to them? That's from an algae called Oophila amblystomatis. The algae provides oxygen to the developing salamander embryo, and the algae benefits by receiving nitrogen-rich waste produced by the salamander.

Thank you very much Mr.Peterman for replying to us. We are happy and grateful that you took your time to reply to us. We have a question about a vernal pool. How many species live in the vernal pool? I wonder where spotted salamanders live during the winter?