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Small-mouthed Salamander, Ambystoma texanum


Small-mouthed Salamander

The Small-mouthed Salamander reaches lengths of nearly 6 inches. This salamander gets its name because of the small head and mouth. These salamanders are usually black or very dark brown. They may be mottled with small irregular spots of gray or tan. The markings may cover the entire body, occur only on the sides or not at all. Unmarked individuals are more common in the northeastern part of the Small-mouthed Salamander's range. The belly is usually black.


This photo shows an egg mass of the Small-mouthed Salamander within vegetation.
Small-mouthed Salamander Range

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