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Spotted salamander larvae???

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Posted by: kevinopp at Wed May 4 17:28:35 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kevinopp ]  
   

i live in the Catskills in NY, and have recently done some night herping as the amphibian season is kicking into gear.

in a long watery ditch that we have, i found many, many eggs that i ID'd as wood frogs and spotted salamander eggs. the sally eggs were classic; baseball size foggy jelly with deep green eggs inside and the larva. i brought them home and hatched them in an aquarium. (also caught an adult spotted that night). they were born with gills, but they "resorbed" a few days later, and now, one week into their hatching, there are no gills to be seen at all.

this is my first time palying with spotted larva, but i thought they should have gills the entire time. was my ID mistaken, or will the gills become more prominent? not sure how to post a photo here, but i can take good macro shots if that would help.


   

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