Blue-Spotted Salamander

(Ambystoma laterale)

This small, black salamander is the most often encountered in this area. As its name implies, the salamander's black body is covered in small blue spots that vary in size and follow no particular pattern. Like most Ambystomids, the Blue-spotted Salamander has solid black eyes. Growing to a length of 7 to 13 cm, this species is often found in the forest under bark, logs, and moss in areas of dense leaf litter. 

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