Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) - Endangered

Description: 4 - 5½ inches. Blue-spotted Salamanders are dark colored with light blue spots on the tail and sides of the body. There may be light colored flecking throughout body.

Similar Species: Smallmouth Salamanders have less distinct spots, and are not currently known from either county that Blue-spotted Salamanders are found in.

Age in years of Most Recent Record
75+ 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5

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