Native SpeciesSpotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
FOUND by 4PLBlueTeam
Wells Maine
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by riley
Peer reviewed by griffin
Field Notes
I hear a bird in the trees. Where were all the animals? I also saw a little wood frog. The vernal pool was filled with egg sack. There were different kinds of species like Wood frogs and Salamander eggs.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
thick outer coding of jelly
Photo of my evidence.
10 to 100 eggs in each mass
Photo of my evidence.
Each female may lay 1 to 3 egg masses
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: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Eggs (animals)
How big is it?: 
5 - 10 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.319765 °
W -70.594791 °
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: 


I love that you have supported your claim so thoroughly with 3 photos along with 3 different written evidence pieces to go along with the photos - this clearly indicates that you found spotted salamander eggs! Keep up your detailed and thorough work!

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.

you are awesome thanks for the comments:)

you are awesome thanks for the comments:)

You have an excellent picture of your teacher with the sampling method - using a net! Also the picture of the salamander eggs is very clear!

thanks we think your the best teacher in the world


thanks for the comments!


we love your pictures i like your drawing you did a great job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i love working on this vertal pool with my buddys