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Photo of a long-tailed salamander on a rotten log.

Long-Tailed Salamander

Eurycea longicauda longicauda
The long-tailed salamander and closely related dark-sided salamander are agile and can escape predators by using their tails for quick jumps. They live in the southern and eastern parts of Missouri.

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Family Outings

Making May Memories

This spring is definitely one to be remembered...

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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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Mole Salamander

Ambystoma talpoideum
The large-headed, dull gray or brown mole salamander is rarely seen because it spends almost all its time below ground. In Missouri, it is restricted to the lowlands of our southeastern counties.

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Mudpuppy (Common Mudpuppy; Waterdog)

Necturus maculosus
Mudpuppies are aquatic, with plumelike external gills throughout their entire lives. They’re found in the southern half and along the eastern edge of Missouri.

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News & Events

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"News & Events" for the January 2012 Conservationist.

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Ozark Zigzag Salamander

Plethodon angusticlavius
The Ozark zigzag salamander is small, slender, and dark, with a narrow, somewhat lobed dorsal stripe that can be yellow, orange, or red. This woodland species lives in Missouri’s southwestern counties along the Arkansas border.

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Plants and Animals

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

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Image of a ringed salamander

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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