Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Chesapeake Bay
By Deane Winegar
This fossorial salamander, though common, is not well known because it hides or burrows in soft mud. However, it leaves the safety of its burrow to lay eggs at night following the first warm rains of spring. The spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) has yellow spots in two rows down its charcoal-colored back.
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