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

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


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


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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