Frosted Flatwoods Salamander

Ambystoma cingulatum
Cope, 1868
Wakulla Co., Florida. March 22, 2006.

The breeding grounds of the flatwoods salamander didn’t look like much – a low, wet place where water puddled around sedge tussocks and wire grass, on the edge of an old logging deck. By March, the eggs have been laid and hatched, with the larvae left to develop in the small pools of water, while the adults moved back to their somewhat drier homes in the pine flatwoods. And yet, some adults were still hanging around the breeding pools, and we were able to find one under a log.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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