I'll start this off with a few photos of the very special
Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma bishopi).
Some of these photos are obviously of a posed individual, but three of these are individuals as they were found, and they were not touched. I like when that can be done, especially with salamanders, which are so often under objects.
This last flatwoods salamander is in metamorphosis (larval striping still present, but gills absent, metallic iridophores developing in darkly-pigmented areas, head shape nearly adult-like).
Central Newt larva (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis)
Southern Two-lined Salamander(s) (Eurycea cirrigera) typical color and possible erythristic morph
typical color and possible erythristic morph from above
Southeastern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon grobmani) melanistic
Eastern Tiger Salamander larva (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Dwarf Salamander larva (Eurycea quadridigitata)
Dwarf Salamander (Eurycea quadridigitata) river swamp breeder
Dwarf Salamander (Eurycea cf. quadridigitata) Seepage bog breeder
Bronze Frog (Lithobates clamitans clamitans) x Florida Bog Frog (Lithobates okaloosae) hybrid male in calling location near Spoonleaf sundew (Drosera intermedia)
On left: Bronze Frog
On right: Florida Bog Frog
In middle: Bronze Frog x Florida Bog Frog hybrid
Same three frogs from above
Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus)
Eastern Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis)
Ornate Chorus Frog larva (Pseudacris ornata)
Javier and the Giant Snake
3 days ago