Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium mavortium)
7 week old larva. At over 6 inches (15 cm) long, this specimen is advanced in the procress of metamorphosis. Note the reduced gills, bugged-out eyes, reduced finnage, and more adult-like colouration.
August 10th 2013.
The fruit of my captive breeding efforts. The ones I've kept run from just 2 inches (5 cm) to over 6 inches (15 cm). The growth rate of some has been phenomenal.