Ambystoma opacum Range
Marbled Salamanders are found throughout the eastern US but are absent from SE Georgia, peninsular FL, & the higher elevations of the Appalachians. Habitat
Marbled Salamanders share much of the same old growth deciduous forest habitat with Spotted Salamanders, but are seasonally differentiated by breeding in the fall (opposed to Spotted Salamanders, which breed in the winter and early spring). Recovery Plan
The Amphibian Foundation has identified Marbled Salamanders (a species of least concern throughout most their range), as in need of concern in the metro Atlanta region. This species historically occured throughout the Georgia Piedmont, and has only been detected in 2 small ephemeral wetlands in the south of metro Atlanta. The Foundation is working with area partners to restore habitat, and potentially release captive produced offspring into properly managed habitat.