Amphibians

Reptiles

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Description


Habitats

Mixed pine-hardwood forests, bottomland hardwoods and swamps. In upland areas this species can be found along creek and river valleys.


Habits and Life History

Breeds September to Novemeber in shallow woodland pools and small forest ponds. This species usually lays eggs in damp depressions before they are filled by fall rains.


Prey and Hunting Techniques


Temperament and Defense


Conservation


State Distribution and Abundance


Gallery

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Contributors

Tobin Fulmer


Bibliography

  • Behler, J. L., and F. W. King. 1979 (1987). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd ed. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 743 pp.
  • Conant, R., and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed., Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 616 pp.
  • Trauth, S. E., H. W. Robison, and M. V. Plummer. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville. 421 pp.

Discussion

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