Common name: Long-toed Salamander
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Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Ambystoma macrodactylum are found here.
Table last updated 9/30/2019
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: A. macrodactylum was rumored to have introduced in Iowa as a hitch hiker on a wrecked train carrying logs from Washington state.
Status: Failed in Iowa.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Christiansen, J.L. 2001. Non-native Amphibians and Reptiles in Iowa. Journal of Iowa Academy of Science 108(4): 210-211.
Crother, B.I. (chair). Committee on Standard and English and Scientific Names. 2008. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Herpetological Circular. No. 37. iii + 86p.
Revision Date: 8/11/2015
Gregoire, D.R., 2020, Ambystoma macrodactylum Baird, 1850: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2799, Revision Date: 8/11/2015, Access Date: 12/3/2020
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