Ambystoma

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Related to mole salamander: Ambystomatidae, spotted salamander

Ambystoma

a genus of amphibians of the class Amphibia; syn. Seridon.

Ambystoma mexicanum
a four-legged, gilled amphibian, a neotenous newt that breeds in the larval stage. Is related to the salamanders but unlike them rarely metamorphoses to the adult stage. Called also axolotl, Mexican axolotl, Mexican walking fish.
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Key words: Ambystoma talpoideum, Ambystomatidae, harmonic radar detection, mole salamanders, terrestrial habitat, reflector tag, tracking
Mole salamanders are a highly fossorial species, spending most of their life in burrows 3-4 cm below the soil surface (1).
The objectives of our study were to: 1) determine the detection range of reflector tags having varying antenna lengths; and 2) to test effects of internal implantation on body weight of mole salamanders and retention rate of reflector tags.
We collected mole salamanders near wetlands at the U.