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Blue-spotted Salamander
Ambystoma laterale
Ambystoma = blunt mouth (wide mouth, see pictures)
laterale = on the side (refers to spotting on the sides)
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae
Terrestrial
Mole salamander - fossorial, lives below ground in burrows or leaf litter
Size = 4 to 5 inches
Lifespan = unknown
Carnivorous
Fun Facts; Long Island may be the last "pure" blue-spotted salamander locale in NY. Throughout their range they are hybridized with Jefferson  salamanders and are unisexual. Smallest of L.I.'s mole salamanders.