Smallmouth Salamander (Ambystoma texanum)

Description: 4 - 5½ inches. Smallmouth Salamanders are dark colored overall with light speckling primarily on the sides of the body and tail. The head and mouth are smaller than other salamanders relative to the size of body.

Similar Species:: Blue-spotted Salamanders have more distinct spots, and are not known to exist in any counties where Smallmouth Salamanders have been found.

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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