|A cluster of spotted salamander eggs recently deposited in a |
small pond in Wayne township. Females will attach the masses
to underwater vegetation often in large "rafts" similar to those
of the wood frog.
|A spotted salamander adult. Adults range from 6-9" in length|
A characteristic shared by the mole salamanders is a thick,
stocky body with pronounced costal grooves on each side.
|A closeup view of a spotted egg mass. The mass consists of |
individual eggs clustered inside of a gelatinous protective
covering. The mass is spherical in shape as well.