Yellow-spotted salamander eggs
Yellow-spotted salamander eggs develop in a vernal pool of the Acadian forest. The developing larvae share a symbiotic relationship with a species of green algae that exists no where else in nature. The egg is a habitat for the algae and prevents it from drying out, while the algae produces oxygen for the developing embryo.
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Amybystoma maculatum Atlantic Canada Canada New Brunswick North America amphibian amphibians animal animals eastern forest forest forests old growth old growth forest salamander seasonal forest seasonal forests symbiosis symbiotic symbiotic relationship temperate forest vertebrate yellow spotted salamander yellow-spotted salamander
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