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Species
Ambystoma talpoideum

Range
This species can be found in the south-eastern USA from the Coastal Plain of South Carolina through northern Florida, west to eastern Texas.

Habitat
Mole Salamanders are pond breeding amphibians, obligated to breed in ephemeral (temporary) wetlands.

Recovery Plan
The Amphibian Foundation has identified Mole Salamanders (a species of least concern throughout most their range), as in need of concern in the metro Atlanta region. This species historically occurred in the Georgia Piedmont, and has not been detected in 4 years of extensive surveys through the Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program. The Foundation is working with area partners to restore habitat, and potentially release captive produced offspring into properly managed habitat.


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AF in the Field

Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Team 2017 - Eglin AFB

Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Team 2017 - Eglin AFB

John Jensen and Cottonmouth -  Ocmulgee

John Jensen and Cottonmouth - Ocmulgee

Agkistrodon piscivorus
Fall Line SandHills WMA 2017

Fall Line SandHills WMA 2017

Ryan Myers - Fall Line WMA

Ryan Myers - Fall Line WMA

John Jensen with Gopher - Frog Fall Line WMA

John Jensen with Gopher - Frog Fall Line WMA

Lithobates capito
KSU Biology Mole Salamander Team - Pigeon Mountain WMA

KSU Biology Mole Salamander Team - Pigeon Mountain WMA

Ambystoma talpoideum
John Jensen And Leslie Phillips - Fort Stewart

John Jensen And Leslie Phillips - Fort Stewart

Ambystoma cingulatum
Ryan Means, Leslie Phillips and John Jensen - Fall Line WMA

Ryan Means, Leslie Phillips and John Jensen - Fall Line WMA

Notophthalmus perstriatus
Newt Marking Team - Monson Sandhills

Newt Marking Team - Monson Sandhills

Notophthalmus perstriatus
John Jensen with Marbled Salamanders - Ocmulgee

John Jensen with Marbled Salamanders - Ocmulgee

Ambystoma opacum
Ryan Means And Leslie Phillips - Fall Line WMA

Ryan Means And Leslie Phillips - Fall Line WMA

Notophthalmus perstriatus
Anthony Mandica and John Jensen - Mayhaw

Anthony Mandica and John Jensen - Mayhaw

Hyla gratiosa