Native SpeciesSpotted salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
NOT FOUND by MDSciGr3a
2017-10-11
Swanville
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Nathan D. W
Peer reviewed by Kassie R. B
Field Notes
it smelled like mud and pine i see trees and lots of different organisms i feel prickly stuff under me
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We think it is a salamander because it has four legs.
Photo of my evidence.
We think it is a salamander because it has four toes per foot.
Photo of my evidence.
We think it is a salamander because it has a spiky tail.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Ambystoma maculatum
Common name:
Spotted salamander
Sampling method: 
Bucketscope
Just looking around
Net
Quadrat (user-placement)
Trap
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.470900 °
Longitude: 
W -69.044000 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Name:
Wescott Stream
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-10-11 09:30
Town or city: 
Swanville
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
7 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Recent disturbance
Water temperature: 
15.6°C
pH: 
5.6
Dissolved oxygen: 
4.0mg/L

Comments

latitude 44.4709
longitude -69.0440

Great. Your observation is back on track!

Your coordinates put you a little way from the stream where you sampled. Can you review the coordinates and share updated coordinates here in the comments?

Thank you,
-The VS Team

It's a little hard to tell from your photo whether this is two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata) or a Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus). From the stream picture you posted, it looks like a moderately large stream with decent flow. From this, I lean toward two-lined salamander. Nice find!