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Salamander Larvae Identification [Apr. 25th, 2009|10:00 pm]
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[macuser1]
[Current Location |Jeffersonville, KY]

I know they aren't frogs but they are amphibians. Does anybody know what species they are? Thanks.

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From: wzetterberg
2009-06-04 11:54 pm (UTC)

Salamanders

Hello,
These are definitely salamanders of the ambystoma family (the mole salamanders), but the larvae can be very tricky to identify by species. With you being in Kentucky, here is a site that might be useful for you. http://ekpc.coop/NewGreenweb/greenindex.htm
My guess would probably be a marbled salamander with it being so large in April, but a tiger or spotted is quite possible as well.
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From: macuser1
2009-06-05 12:17 am (UTC)

Re: Salamanders

I kept them til they lost gills. They were either slimy or jefferson salamanders.
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