The granular salamander, like many of its close relatives, is a metamorphosing species of mole salamander belonging to the genus Ambystoma. It inhabits the grasslands located in a small area on the north-western periphery of Toluca city in the central State of Mexico at 3,000m above sea level. The small number of species that represent the Ambystoma are highly evolutionarily distinct members of both the salamanders and the amphibians as a whole. Introduced predatory fish are a major threat to the granular salamander, but its habitat has also been heavily impacted due to extensive urban and agricultural expansion, which has led to the desiccation and pollution of its breeding habitat.
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