Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Marbled Salamander (North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission)
The marbled salamander is a relatively common resident throughout North Carolina. Sporting white or gray bands across its body, this secretive species is known to hide out beneath leaves and logs.

Marbled Salamander (Savannah River Ecology Laboratory)
Adult Marbled Salamanders are nocturnal and burrow or take refuge under logs or other cover during the day. They are perhaps most often encountered when they migrate to wetlands to breed on rainy nights in September and October. Marbled salamanders breed in autumn (unlike most other mole salamanders which breed in winter) and migrate to wetlands during/before a good rain to court and mate.

Marbled Salamander (Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina)
The marbled salamander is a stocky, medium sized salamander. Marbled salamanders reach an adult size of 3.5 to 5 inches in length. They are gray to black in color with silvery white cross bands on males and grayish cross bands on females.

Marbled Salamander  (NatureWorks, New Hampshire Public Television)
Adult marbled salamanders eat invertebrates including earthworms, slugs, snails, centipedes and a variety of insects. Larvae eat zooplankton. As they grow larger, they will eat tadpoles, insects and other salamander larvae.

Marbled Salamander (Virginia Herpetological Society)
Marbled salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) range throughout much of the eastern United States from eastern Texas and Oklahoma, northeast through Illinois and Indiana to southern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts, and south to north Florida. Disjunct populations occur along the southern edge of Lake Michigan;