: Two photographs document Jefferson's salamander, Ambystoma jeffersonianum, which lives in moist woodlands in all of Ohio's 88 counties. Adults grow to between 4.5 inches and 7 inches long and live most of their lives underground. Jefferson's salamanders, named after Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, are distinguished by light blue spots on their sides. They eat beetles, slugs, worms, and other invertebrates. Jefferson's salamander is often mistaken for the blue spotted salamander. The two species can breed, but produce hybrids known as triploid Jefferson's salamanders, which are always female. The photographs measure 3" x 3" (7.62 x 7.62 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
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: Plants and Animals; Salamanders; Amphibians; Endangered species Places