Native SpeciesSpotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
NOT FOUND by Yellow Team 2
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mrs. Griffith
Peer reviewed by Team Member
Field Notes
We are happy because we got to be outside. We smell moist air, see vernal pools, and hear birds. We were surprised because we are able find an egg clump easily. We ran into the issue of moving without getting wet or disturbing the environment. We also did not know if a small invertebrate we found was a mosquito larvae or a fairy shrimp.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We did not find any black salamanders with yellow spots.
Photo of my evidence.
We did not find any spotted salamander young living in the water.
Photo of my evidence.
We didn't find any 15 to 25 centimeter salamanders.
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 44.941897 °
W -67.217728 °
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: 
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


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.

I agree Yellow Team 2, I think you may have found a red-backed salamander. What do you think?