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Ambystomatidae - Mole Salamanders

 

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Amphibia
 Order: Caudata 
 Family: Ambystomatidae

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Blue-spotted SalamanderThe species in this family of salamanders are only found in North America. They are called mole salamanders because they are nocturnal and spend the day in leaf litter or in burrows on the forest floor.

They are 4-12 inches in length and have long, flattened tails; small eyes; stout bodies; smooth skin; and short, rounded heads. Some species, like the tiger salamander, have bright spots. Mole salamanders also have costal grooves (vertical grooves) on their sides. The species in this family eat insects and invertebrates.

In the early spring, some species of mole salamanders migrate in large groups to ponds or streams to breed. They lay their eggs in clumps on submerged material in the water. Young mole salamanders live in the water and have external gills. Most species eventually lose their gills and move onto land, but some species spend their entire life in the water.

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World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

New Hampshire Species

Blue-spotted Salamander - Ambystoma laterale Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum Least Concern   North America New Hampshire Species image More Info

  Marbled Salamander - Ambystoma opacum Least Concern Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Spotted Salamander - Ambystoma maculatum Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info

North American Species

 

Anderson's Salamander - Ambystoma andersoni Critically Endangered North America image More Info
Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum Critically Endangered North America image More Info
Blunt-headed Salamander - Ambystoma amblycephalum Critically Endangered North America More Info
California Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma californiense Vulnerable Threatened in US Endangered in US North America image More Info
Delicate-skinned Salamander - Ambystoma bombypellum Critically Endangered North America More Info
Durango Salamander - Ambystoma silvense Not Enough Data North America More Info
Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum Least Concern North America image More Info
Frosted Flatwoods Salamander - Ambystoma cingulatum Vulnerable Endangered in US North America image More Info
Granular Salamander - Ambystoma granulosum Critically Endangered North America More Info
Lake Lerma Salamander - Ambystoma lermaense Critically Endangered North America More Info

Lake Pátzcuaro Salamander - Ambystoma dumerilii Critically Endangered North America More Info
Leora's Stream Salamander - Ambystoma leorae Critically Endangered North America More Info
Long-toed Salamander - Ambystoma macrodactylum Least Concern North America image More Info
Mabee's Salamander - Ambystoma mabeei Least Concern North America More Info

 

Michoacan Stream Salamander - Ambystoma ordinarium Endangered North America More Info
Mexico Stream Salamander - Ambystoma rivulare Not Enough Data North America More Info
Mole Salamander - Ambystoma talpoideum Least Concern North America image More Info
Mountain Stream Salamander - Ambystoma altamirani  Endangered North America More Info
Northwestern Salamander - Ambystoma gracile Least Concern North America image More Info
Plateau Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma velasci Least Concern North America More Info
Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander -Ambystoma bishopi Vulnerable Endangered in US North America More Info
Ringed Salamander - Ambystoma annulatum Least Concern North America More Info
Smallmouth Salamander - Ambystoma texanum Least Concern North America image More Info
Streamside Salamander - Ambystoma barbouri Near Threatened North America image More Info
Tarahumara Salamander - Ambystoma rosaceum  Least Concern North America More Info
Taylor's Salamander - Ambystoma taylori Critically Endangered North America image More Info
Yellow-Peppered Salamander - Ambystoma flavipiperatum Not Enough Data   North America More Info


Additional Information

Resource Key
profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Mountain Stream Salamander - Ambystoma altamirani profile  Endangered North America
The mountain stream salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Blunt-headed Salamander - Ambystoma amblycephalum profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
The blunt-headed salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Anderson's Salamander - Ambystoma andersoni Photos Critically Endangered North America
Anderson's salamander is also known as the Achoque.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Anderson's Salamander - Ambystoma andersoni Photos Critically Endangered North America
Anderson's salamander is found in Northwestern Michoacán, Mexico in only one lake, Lago Zacapu, and its surrounding streams.
Source: Caudata Culture Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Anderson's Salamander - Ambystoma andersoni profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
Anderson's salamander spends its whole life in the water.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Anderson's Salamander - Ambystoma andersoni profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
Anderson's salamander is reddish-brown with black spots.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Ringed Salamander - Ambystoma annulatum profile Least Concern North America
The ringed salamander is found in the Ozark Plateau and Ouachita Mountains of southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, western Arkansas and southwestern Illinois.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ringed Salamander - Ambystoma annulatum Photos Least Concern North America
The ringed salamander has white to ring-link yellow bands running the length of its body.
Source: Caudata Culture Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ringed Salamander - Ambystoma annulatum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The ringed salamander usually breeds between September and early November.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Streamside Salamander - Ambystoma barbouri profile Photos Near Threatened North America
The streamside salamander is found in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Streamside Salamander - Ambystoma barbouri profile Photos Near Threatened North America
The streamside salamander is 4.5-5.5 inches long.
Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: Yes

Streamside Salamander - Ambystoma barbouri profile Photos Near Threatened North America
The streamside salamander's breeding season lasts from late fall to early spring.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander - Ambystoma bishopi Photos Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The reticulated flatwoods salamander is found in the western part of the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia westward to extreme southwestern Alabama.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander - Ambystoma bishopi Photos Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The reticulated flatwoods salamander population is estimated to be around 1,000 individuals.
Source: Caudata Culture Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander - Ambystoma bishopi profile Photos Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The reticulated flatwoods salamander spends most of its time in the leaf litter.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Delicate-skinned Salamander - Ambystoma bombypellum profile Critically Endangered North America
The delicate-skinned salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

California Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma californiense profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US Endangered in US North America
The California tiger salamander is found in Sacramento-San Joaquin river valleys. In parts of its range it is listed as threatened or endangered.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

California Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma californiense profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US Endangered in US North America
The California tiger salamander is black with white or yellow bars.
Source: US Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

California Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma californiense profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US Endangered in US North America
Adult California tiger salamanders spend much of their time underground.
Source: California Herps Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

California Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma californiense profile Photos Vulnerable Threatened in US Endangered in US North America
Adult California tiger salamanders are around 7.5 inches long.
Source: Stanford University Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

California Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma californiense profile Vulnerable Threatened in US Endangered in US North America
The California tiger salamanders has broad rounded snout and small eyes.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

California Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma californiense profile Photos Video Vulnerable Threatened in US Endangered in US North America
California tiger salamanders move to breeding ponds during the rainy season between November and May.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander -Ambystoma cingulatum profile Photos Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The frosted flatwoods salamander is found in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander -Ambystoma cingulatum profile Photos Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The frosted flatwoods salamander is usually found under logs near small cypress ponds.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander -Ambystoma cingulatum profile Photos Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The frosted flatwoods salamander breeds in the fall.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Lake Pátzcuaro Salamander - Ambystoma dumerilii profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
The Lake Pátzcuaro salamander is only found in Lake Pátzcuaro in northwestern Michoacan, Mexico.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Yellow-Peppered Salamander - Ambystoma flavipiperatum  profile Not Enough Data North America
The yellow-peppered salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Northwestern Salamander - Ambystoma gracile profile Photos Least Concern North America
The northwestern salamander is found from southeastern Alaska along the Pacific coasts of British Columbia , Washington, Oregon, and northern California.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northwestern Salamander - Ambystoma gracile profile Photos Least Concern North America
When threatened, northwestern salamanders sometimes makes a ticking sound.
Source: California Herps Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northwestern Salamander - Ambystoma gracile profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
Northwestern salamanders are found at altitudes from sea level to 10,000 feet.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Granular Salamander - Ambystoma granulosum profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
The granular salamanders are found in Mexico.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum profile Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species
The Jefferson salamander is found from southern New England, south and southwest through Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum profile Photos Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species
The Jefferson salamander is found in southwest New Hampshire, near the Connecticut River.
Source: NH Fish and Game Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum profile Photos Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species
The Jefferson salamander often crossbreeds with the blue-spotted salamander, producing a fertile hybrid known as the triploid Jefferson’s salamander.
Source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: Yes

Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum profile Photos Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species
Male Jefferson salamanders migrate to breeding ponds between December and early March.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Blue-spotted Salamander - Ambystoma laterale profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The blue-spotted salamander lives in deciduous and coniferous forests.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue-spotted Salamander - Ambystoma laterale profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The blue-spotted salamander is found throughout New Hampshire.
Source: NH Fish and Game Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue-spotted Salamander - Ambystoma laterale profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The blue-spotted salamander is black with turquoise or pale blue flecks and spots.
Source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Blue-spotted Salamander - Ambystoma laterale profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The blue-spotted salamander has a large head, protruding eyes and a stocky body.
Source: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Blue-spotted Salamander - Ambystoma laterale profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The blue-spotted salamander's breeding season usually only lasts a few days.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Lake Lerma Salamander - Ambystoma lermaense profile Critically Endangered North America
The Lake Lerma salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Leora's Stream Salamander - Ambystoma leorae profile Critically Endangered North America
Leora's stream salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mabee's Salamander - Ambystoma mabeei profile Photos Least Concern North America
Mabee's salamander is found on the coastal plains of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Mabee's Salamander - Ambystoma mabeei Photos Least Concern North America
Mabee's salamander burrows near breeding ponds.
Source: Caudata Culture Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mabee's Salamander - Ambystoma mabeei Photos Least Concern North America
Mabee's salamander breeds from late fall to early spring.
Source: Savannah River Ecology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Long-toed Salamander - Ambystoma macrodactylum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The long-toed salamander is found from British Columbia and Alberta, Canada south to California, Idaho, and western Montana.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Long-toed Salamander - Ambystoma macrodactylum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The long-toed salamander is 4-6.5 inches in length.
Source: California Herps Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Long-toed Salamander - Ambystoma macrodactylum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The long-toed salamander is dark to black above with a gold, yellow, tan, or green stripe running from its head almost to the tip of its tail. 
Source: USGS Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Long-toed Salamander - Ambystoma macrodactylum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The long-toed salamander has a a broad head and rounded snout. 
Source: Washington Division of Natural Resources Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Spotted Salamander - Ambystoma maculatum profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Spotted salamanders are found in eastern North America.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Spotted Salamander - Ambystoma maculatum profile Photos Video Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Spotted salamanders produce a nasty-tasting toxin in glands on their backs and tails.
Source: National Geographic Creature Feature Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Spotted Salamander - Ambystoma maculatum profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Spotted salamanders are found throughout New Hampshire.
Source: NH Fish and Game Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Spotted Salamander - Ambystoma maculatum profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Spotted salamanders migrate to breeding ponds at night during or just following early spring rains.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum profile Photos Video Critically Endangered North America
The Axolotl was once found in found in Lakes Chalco and Xochimilco near Mexico City, Mexico, but it has disappeared from most of its range.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
In the wild, axolotls rarely, if ever, metamorphose and adults keep their external gills.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
The Axolotl is also called the Mexican salamander and the Mexican walking fish.
Source: Caudata Culture Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
The Axolotl can grow to be up to 12 inches in length..
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Marbled Salamander - Ambystoma opacum profile Photos Least Concern Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
The marbled salamander is found throughout most of the eastern United States.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Marbled Salamander - Ambystoma opacum profile Photos Least Concern Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
In New Hampshire, the marbled salamander is found in areas along the Massachusetts border.
Source: NH Fish and Game Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Marbled Salamander - Ambystoma opacum profile Photos Least Concern Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
The marbled salamander breeds on land.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Michoacan Stream Salamander - Ambystoma ordinarium Photos Endangered North America
The Michoacan stream salamander is found in northeastern parts of the Mexican state of Michoacan.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Michoacan Stream Salamander - Ambystoma ordinarium profile Endangered North America
The Michoacan stream salamander lives in slow-moving streams at altitudes above 6,000 feet.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mexico Stream Salamander - Ambystoma rivulare Not Enough Data Photos North America
The Mexican stream salamander is found in high-elevations in the states of Michoacan and Mexico, Mexico.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mexico Stream Salamander - Ambystoma rivulare Not Enough Data profile Photos North America
The Mexican stream salamander is highly aquatic.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Tarahumara Salamander - Ambystoma rosaceum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The Tarahumara salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Durango Salamander - Ambystoma silvense Not Enough Data profile North America
The Durango salamander is found in the state of Durango in western Mexico.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Mole Salamander - Ambystoma talpoideum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The mole salamander is found in the southeastern and central United States.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mole Salamander - Ambystoma talpoideum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Mole salamanders rarely get larger than 4.5 inches in total length.
Source: Savannah River Ecology Lab Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mole Salamander - Ambystoma talpoideum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Mole salamanders can be brown, gray, or black with light speckling on their tail and back.
Source: Davidson College Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mole Salamander - Ambystoma talpoideum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Mole salamanders breed from December to March.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Taylor's Salamander - Ambystoma taylori Photos Critically Endangered North America
Taylor's salamander is found only in Laguna Alchichica, a high-altitude crater lake 24 miles southwest of Perote, Puebla, Mexico in Central Mexico.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Taylor's Salamander - Ambystoma taylori Critically Endangered Critically Endangered North America
Taylor's salamander has adapted to tolerate the salty water of Laguna Alchichica.
Source: EDGE Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Taylor's Salamander - Ambystoma taylori profile Photos Critically Endangered North America
Taylor's salamander is threatened by falling water levels and increased lake salinity.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Smallmouth Salamander - Ambystoma texanum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Small-mouthed salamanders are found from northeastern Ohio west into Missouri and eastern Nebraska.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Smallmouth Salamander - Ambystoma texanum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The small-mouthed salamander is black to brown with a short, rounded snout.
Source: Ohio Amphibians Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Smallmouth Salamander - Ambystoma texanum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Smallmouth salamanders are found in forested bottomlands.
Source: Michigan State University Extension Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Smallmouth Salamander - Ambystoma texanum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Smallmouth salamanders migrate to breeding sites during warm rains from late winter to early spring.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The adult eastern tiger salamander has a thick, black body with yellow blotches or spots.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum profile Photos Least Concern North America
The eastern tiger salamander is found from southern Canada across most of the U.S. except for the Great Basin, New England, and the Appalachian mountains. It is also found in northern Mexico.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Eastern tiger salamanders can live 12 to 15 years in the wild.
Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum profile Photos Least Concern North America
Eastern tiger salamanders can be a long as 13.7 inches in length and are the world's largest land salamanders.
Source: Caudata Culture Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Plateau Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma velasci profile Photos Least Concern North America
The plateau tiger salamander is found in Mexico.
Source: AmphibiaWeb Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No