The neotenic amphibians are species that present a phyletically truncated development with absence of a complete metamorphosis, as well known in Ambystomatidae family (Reilly & Brandon, 1994), this species of ambystomatidae like mole salamanders retaining larval characteristics, what has been described as an adaptation to aquatic life (Reilly & Brandon).
After governmental approval (SGPA/DGVS/02407/13), due to its conservation status, we collected five mole salamanders of the species A.
You are correct that the salamander you found was a type of mole salamander
, the spotted salamander.
Semlitsch RD: Effects of implanted Tantalum-182 wire tags on the mole salamander, Ambystoma talpoideum.
The highly fossorial habits of adult mole salamanders (Ambystoma talpoideum) have made them difficult to study.
One other frog species, the eastern narrowmouth toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis), and two salamanders, the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) and the mole salamander
(Ambystoma talpoideum), were also well represented.
During much of the year, the woods may have served as the reservoir for the eft stage of the newt, for some of the mole salamanders
(Ambystoma spp.), and for species such as the wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus).
Hybrids and genetic interactions of mole salamanders
(Ambystoma jeffersonianum and A.
Most of the time, mole salamanders
live in tunnels inside rotting logs or underground in burrows, foraging for worms and insect larvae.
Because of this and the overall size of the vertebra (see below) SEKI-20167 does not belong to Ambystoma (mole salamanders
, Ambystomatidae) or Diacamptodon (giant salamanders, Dicamptodontidae [Dicamptodontinae of Frost et al.
This spring, more than 200 Rhode Islanders in two dozen communities took turns playing crossing guard: for mole salamanders
and wood frogs migrating across highways.
Wood frogs and mole salamanders
only breed in these temporary bodies of water and rely on them as nurseries for their young.
Marbled salamanders are unique among the mole salamanders
in both color and behavior.