The spotted salamander is the only salamander in the state with
bright yellow spots.
the breeding season, males (bottom) have a swollen vent,
that appears relatively square with small granules on the distal
wood frog egg mass
spotted salamander egg mass has a smooth outer gelatinous membrane
surrounding the egg aggregation, which gives clear egg masses
a halo appearance surrounding the dark embryos. In contrast,
wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) egg masses lack the smooth
outer membrane and therefore are bumpy.