Native SpeciesSpotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
FOUND by 4PLYellowTeam
Wells Maine
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Nick,Emma,Emily,Griffin & Emerson
Peer reviewed by Sam & Cam
Field Notes
Many bugs on the water, turkeys in the distance. I hear chirping birds, and I see cattail plants. Even though the egg sacks are hard to see there are a ton of them.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I know that this is a spotted salamander eggs because there are 10 to 100 eggs in the mass.
It also has a thick outer coating of jelly.
Finally, the eggs were very small and dark.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Ambystoma maculatum
Common name:
Spotted salamander
Count of individuals: 
How big is it?: 
Greater than 10 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.319834 °
W -70.594822 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a developed area
Trip Information
WES Vernal Pool 2015
Trip date: 
Mon, 2015-04-13 16:24
Town or city: 
Wells Maine
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


I really like the photos you did a good job taking them the photos were clear.

your pics are SO COOL!!!! you found so many cool things. :)

We love the pictures and a very interesting way!!!!!!

Your photo close up shows that the salamanders are getting ready to hatch - do you think that they have hartched yet at the pool? What do you think they look like? Keep up your good work!

Hi Bill! It's amazing how good you are as a profesional bioligist! I was stunned by how fast you could identify species from the vernal pool!

I love tour photos!!! My favorte is the study site photo.

Your study site photo is excellent and very comprehensive!

Looks like fun was had wading in the pond!

the study site photo looks great NICE PIC!!!!!

the study site photo looks great NICE PIC!!!!!


We love your pictures!!!!!!!!