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Eastern Long-toed Salamander -
Ambystoma macrodactylum columbianum

Ferguson, 1961




Range Map
Green = Range of A. m. columbianum
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Alternate Names:

Central Long-toed Salamander



More Information:

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Related or Similar Northwest Salamanders:

Western Long-toed Salamander
Northwestern Salamander
Tiger Salamander




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Central Long-toed Salamander Central Long-toed Salamander Central Long-toed Salamander toes
Adult, Kittitas County, Washington Toe number 4 on each hind foot
is elongated, giving this species its name.
Central Long-toed Salamander Central Long-toed Salamander Central Long-toed Salamander
Adult, Deschutes County, Oregon
     
Long-toed Salamander Feeding
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  Oregon adult eating an earthworm  
     
Eggs and Young of Ambystoma macrodactylum
Central Long-toed Salamander Larva Central Long-toed Salamander Larva  
Young larva, Yakima County,
Washington
Large older larva,
Pierce County, Washington
 
     
The following pictures are of two larvae in two aquatic phases, first
with long gills, then with reduced gills, and then after transformation.
Central Long-toed Salamander Larva Central Long-toed Salamander Larva  
Aquatic larva 1 Aquatic larva 2  
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Transforming aquatic larvae (note the reduced gills and tail.)
Central Long-toed Salamander Young Central Long-toed Salamander Young Central Long-toed Salamander Young
Juvenile, just after transformation Juvenile, 1 month after transformation
Central Long-toed Salamander Young Central Long-toed Salamander Young  
6 months after transformation  


More Pictures of Long-toed Salamander Eggs, Larvae, and Young


 
Habitat
Central Long-toed Salamander Habitat Central Long-toed Salamander Habitat Central Long-toed Salamander Habitat
Cement cattle tank in Spring, full of larvae, 3,000 ft., Yakima County Habitat, Kittitas County, Washington
     
  
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