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Brief Summary

    Delicate-skinned salamander: Brief Summary
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    The delicate-skinned salamander (Ambystoma bombypellum) is an extremely rare species of mole salamander.

Comprehensive Description

Trophic Strategy

    Trophic Strategy
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    The delicate-skinned salamander is thought to feed on small invertebrates that it hunts for under rotting wood. (1)

Reproduction

    Reproduction
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    Reproduction occurs in ponds, small lakes, and slow-moving streams. It is assumed that the delicate-skinned salamander breeds during the onset of summer rains, though this information is not certain. (1) Once the eggs have been laid, they are left alone to develop, with no further involvement from either parent. (2)

Threats

    Threats
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    The delicate-skinned salamander is threatened by the dangers that agriculture poses to its habitat, such as commercial wheat farming. Human impact further threatens the population by desiccating and polluting the lakes and water reservoirs in which the salamanders breed. A serious threat also comes from predatory fish. “However, survival of this species appears to be compatible with cattle grazing, particularly if stock ponds are available for breeding.” (1)