Amphibians

Reptiles

Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum)

Description

Total length to 7". Males have stouter legs, wider heads and longer tails than females.


Habitats

Wet bottomland areas under rocks, leaves or logs.


Habits and Life History

Females may lay from 300 to 800 eggs attached to vegetation in shallow pools.


Prey and Hunting Techniques


Temperament and Defense

When disturbed, may raise its tail and wave it back and forth.


Conservation


State Distribution and Abundance


Gallery

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Contributors


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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