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a local baitshop received this guy in a shipment of baitfish and asked if I would take him. They said he was a mudpuppy, but he has 5 toes in the rear. So I am kinda clueless now.
 

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Axolotls and larval salamanders (and possibly others) have 5. Looking at the spot pattern on it, I would (unprofessionally) guess it's a salamander that got mistaken for a mudpuppy.
 

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Looks like larval Ambystoma tigrinum (Eastern Tiger Salamander) though I could be wrong.
 

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Tiger salamander, not sure which, probably an Eastern Tiger Salamander (A. tigrinum) if you are located in the eastside of the Mississippi.
mudpuppies look very different
(notice the flat, triangular head)
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Ive attached quite a number of photos. I know. But alot of them are of the same salamander just at different angles to help aid in id'ing.I need help identifying some salamanders ive found over past 2 years while out in field or what i call salamandering. Some of them I think I may know which kind they are but im def not even a novice when it comes to identifying. The larger ones & the darker ones im more at loss for what kind they are. I always hope to find a sustained colony of some declining species so I can report it & have area zoned off for building or something to help preserve our wildlife & woods. Most were caught locally at my parents house & woods surrounding her yard in ct
 

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Ive attached quite a number of photos. I know. But alot of them are of the same salamander just at different angles to help aid in id'ing.I need help identifying some salamanders ive found over past 2 years while out in field or what i call salamandering. Some of them I think I may know which kind they are but im def not even a novice when it comes to identifying. The larger ones & the darker ones im more at loss for what kind they are. I always hope to find a sustained colony of some declining species so I can report it & have area zoned off for building or something to help preserve our wildlife & woods. Most were caught locally at my parents house & woods surrounding her yard in ct
Please let me know if all photos have been attached I had like 22 of them
 

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Please let me know if all photos have been attached I had like 22 of them
only a single photo is currently attached, from the photo I believe it is a type of Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus sp.) but need to hit the books to determine specific species. Did you find the sal in Connecticut? If so, it is most likely a
 

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Sorta looks like a axolotl, can I have a better pic of the tail?
Or maybe an Ambystoma tigrinum (Eastern Tiger Salamander)
 

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You should remove the gravel and replace it with sand. They can potentially eat it and get digestion problems from what i've heard
 
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