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Smallmouth Salamander

Ambystoma texanum

The smallmouth salamander inhabitats tall grass prairies, dense hardwood forests and cultivated farm land. It spends most of the year in the burrows of other animals or under leaf litter. In Canada, the smallmouth salamander is found only in southern Ontario. The loss of breeding grounds, and a decrease in water levels during the critical months of March through July (the breeding and larval periods), are among the factors limiting smallmouth salamander populations, which have no specific legislation to protect them.

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