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Spotted Salamanders

A mature female spotted salamander
John P. Clare [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr
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A mature female spotted salamander

The spotted salamander or yellow-spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a mole salamander common in eastern United States and Canada. The spotted salamander is the state amphibian of Ohio and South Carolina. This salamander ranges from Nova Scotia, to Lake Superior, to southern Georgia and Texas.