Marbled Salamander
Ambystoma opacum


  • A dark gray to black body
  • silver stripes or thick cross-bands on the back
  • black belly


The Marbled Salamander spends the majority of its time underground in burrows. It can live in a wide variety of habitats, from pine and hardwood forests to swamps. It requires wetlands that flood in the winter and early spring for breeding.


This salamander is found throughout the southeast U.S. It can be found in most regions of Georgia, except for the southeast corner of the state.

Georgia Wildlife Web

USGS Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification Guide