: Two photographs show the blue-spotted salamander, Ambystoma laterale, which an be found in moist woodlands throughout Ohio. Adults grow to between 4.5 inches and 7 inches long and live most of their lives underground. They eat beetles, slugs, worms, and other invertebrates. A similar species, Jefferson's salamander, is often mistaken for the blue-spotted salamander. The blue-spotted salamander is similar in appearance to Jefferson's 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; Geography and Natural Resources Places