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side by side image of a frosted flatwoods salamander and a reticulated flatwoods salamander

There are two species of flatwoods salamander found in Florida. The frosted flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum, federally threatened) historically occurred in north-central Florida westward to the Apalachicola River. The reticulated flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma bishopi, federally endangered) historically occurred throughout the panhandle west of the Apalachicola River. Both species have suffered dramatic declines leaving only a few remaining populations on a handful of public lands. Both species require relatively undisturbed pine savanna or wet prairie habitats that are maintained by frequent fire (every 1-3 years).

 

Current Projects
Flatwoods Salamander Headstarting Project
Wetlands Restoration Project

Past Project
Winter-Breeding Amphibian Surveys

Publications
Publications of research conducted or funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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