Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva

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Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larva

Post by BillMcGighan » July 23rd, 2017, 8:11 am

If this can help in the field, this is one of those “for what its worth” posts for anyone interested, or would like to add more.


Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from larvae to sub-adult.


ImageA (1) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr


ImageA (2) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr



ImageA (3) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr



ImageA (4) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr




The leucophores are on their way; kind of a preteen.


ImageA (5) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr


ImageA (6) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr


ImageA (7) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr



Kind of a teen:

ImageA (8) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr



ImageA (9) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr



Sub adult, but clearly identifiable:

ImageA (9.1) by Bill McGighan, on Flickr

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by Jeff » July 23rd, 2017, 12:15 pm

This is great for those of us in the land of 4 Ambystomas, but photos 3 and 4 have disappeared.

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by BillMcGighan » July 23rd, 2017, 2:39 pm

I'm not sure what happened, Jeff.

It seems okay now.
Please try again.

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Okay, change number 42, I just tried to look with iexplorer and the same two pics wouldn't show. They're fine with chrome.
I'll research it further.

Okay, Got it. :thumb:
Let me know if anyone has trouble viewing.....

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by Jeff » July 23rd, 2017, 5:19 pm

Ah, much better.

I anxiously await your posts on A. talpoideum, A. texanum and A. maculatum.

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by BillMcGighan » July 24th, 2017, 3:36 am

I'll try next season for more.

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by Noah M » August 15th, 2017, 1:52 pm

Thanks for the photo sequence...but mine must not have paid attention to your lesson.
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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by BillMcGighan » August 15th, 2017, 5:50 pm

:lol: :lol: That's great.....

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by marmota_monax » August 15th, 2017, 6:06 pm

This is awesome. Thanks

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by Carl Brune » August 16th, 2017, 7:52 pm

Very nice. They are a bit under-appreciated, IMO. Kind of the cal king of the salamander world.

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Post by Noah M » August 17th, 2017, 1:37 pm

Nawww... I would say the Cal King is the Marbled Salamander of the snake world. :lol:

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Re: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) progression from l

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » August 17th, 2017, 2:05 pm

Bill, this is beautiful! Thank you!

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