spotted salamander

noun

Definition of spotted salamander 

: a common salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) of eastern North America with glossy black skin spotted with yellow or orange on the back

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Blue spotted salamanders lay sheets of eggs on the pool floor. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Immersed In Life For Vernal Pool Training," 17 Apr. 2018 Each spring from March to early April, spotted salamanders, woods frogs, spring peepers, Jefferson salamanders and other small amphibians take a journey of one-quarter mile to seasonal vernal pools to lay their eggs. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Annual amphibian journey program to begin at Summit Metro Parks, if conditions are just right," 21 Feb. 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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