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Marbled Salamander

Ambystoma opacum
Unlike many of its close relatives, this salamander breeds in the autumn instead of early spring, and on land instead of in water. Females lay their eggs near a pond, curl protectively around them, then wait until rains make the pond water high enough to cover the eggs.

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March Madness

While most folks may think that March Madness only applies to the NCAA basketball tournament. Here are a few reasons it could apply to Duck Creek CA as well.

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"News & Events" for the January 2012 Conservationist.

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Plants and Animals

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"Plants and Animals" for the January 2010 Missouri Conservationist.

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Ringed Salamander

Ambystoma annulatum
A secretive salamander that spends most of its time under logs or rocks or in burrows, the ringed salamander isn’t perfectly named: Its “rings” don’t completely encircle its body.

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Salamanders

Missouri is home to nearly 50 species and subspecies of salamanders. Browse this section to learn more about these elusive creatures and their place in our ecosystem.

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Small-Mouthed Salamander

Photo of a small-mouthed salamander.

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Some Like It Wet

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Each spring, salamanders migrate to ephemeral pools for the breeding season.

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Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
A dancing salamander? Hundreds of them all at once? In the water? That’s how spotted salamanders create their next generation, in only a few springtime evenings each year.

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