Native SpeciesSpotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
NOT FOUND by Green Team 1
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mrs. Griffith
Peer reviewed by Team Member
Field Notes
We first found an egg sac in our first area we went to, later we went up the hill and found a possible fairy shrimp. We did run into some problems however, as there was very thick branches and thorns. We saw a lot of water, we smelled the aroma of the pine, and we heard the singing of birds.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I think we did not find it because although we did find a salamander their were no spots on it.
Photo of my evidence.
I think we did not find it because we found no salamders bretween 15-25 cm long.
Photo of my evidence.
I think we did not find it because the Spottet salamders are black and the one we found was a redish color.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find 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 44.941893 °
W -67.217882 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - On a wetland
Trip Information
Vernal Pools
Trip date: 
Wed, 2018-05-02 10:30
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Eastern Coastal
Time of low tide: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


We here at Green Team 1 appreciate it!

Nice job finding the red-backed salamander! Unlike many amphibians, salamanders from the genus Plethodon (like red-backed salamanders [Plethodon cinereus]) do not require water for reproduction. They lay eggs under rocks and logs, and baby salamanders go through metamorphosis before hatching.

Great work Green Team 1. You pictures are really clear and I think you found a red-backed salamander. What do you think?