Native SpeciesSpotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
FOUND by 4dlBlueTeam
Wells Maine
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by 4dl Blue Team
Peer reviewed by Alyssa
Field Notes
I smell wet moss and hear wood frogs and birds. I see egg masses.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
It has a outer coat of green jelly surrounding it.We know that because of the Id card.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Ambystoma maculatum
Common name:
Spotted salamander
Count of individuals: 
How big is it?: 
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.319556 °
W -70.594581 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a developed area
Trip Information
WES Vernal Pool 2015
Trip date: 
Mon, 2015-04-13 16:24
Town or city: 
Wells Maine
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


i learned a lot its really heplful and i loved youre drawing

Dear 4Dl Blue team
Do you have any more evidence that those are salamander eggs? If so reply to this comment. good drawing and photo 4DL Blue team

sincerly 4DL Blue team


I like commenting!!!

I like your work guys nice job 4dlBlueteam.

nice work guys and girls.

I think your work is so amazing and the salamander eggs are so cool.

i love youre page because you put very detail into youre drawing and you picked the best photos we did a spotted salamander also it is hard to find a spotted salamander but nor spotted salamander eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I You did a great job! I love your pictures! i learned a lot.

we love the tree in the sketch <3

Your photos are clear and detailed - the close-up really shows the egg mass and ready-to-hatch salamanders in a detailed manner. I also enjoyed looking at your sketch. I wonder what you will discover on our next trip "out back"?

We love the drawing. Very detailed.

Great photos! The green in the eggs is from an alga called Oophila amblystomatis. It was recently discovered that this alga actually grows inside the cells of the salamanders embryo. The alga and salamanders have a symbiotic relationship where the alga provides oxygen through photosynthesis, and the salamanders provides nitrogen.

Thank you Mr. Bill Peterman! I enjoyed you writing to the 4dl Blue Team. We will hope for you to write back. P.S. "S" is writing this!

-4dl Blue Team!

Great job 4dlBlueTeam! We try to stay away from putting personally identifiable things, such as first/last names in the comments so i edited your comment above to say "S" instead of your first name. Thank you!

we actually did find the eggs. By accident we pressed "did not find it."

I've changed it to a "found" observation now.

Keep up the good work! Great photos and evidence.

Happy observing,
-MB and Team VS

I love the photo of your salamander eggs - very clear!