Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) - Ohio Herp Atlas

Streamside Salamander Ambystoma barbouri

Length 4 1/2 – 5 1/2 in. (11.5-14 cm). It is almost identical to the Small-mouthed Salamander in appearance, but differs in several small, important characteristics. Unlike most members of this family, the streamside prefers to breed in headwater streams lacking predatory fish, rather than ponds. Eggs are attached singly to the underside of rocks in the stream. The Streamside Salamander occurs only in southwestern Ohio and is often seen crossing roads to enter streams in February and March.

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Distribution of the Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri)
Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri)