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|Photographer: William Flaxington
ID: 0000 0000 1002 0549 (2002-10-24)
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|date of photo Oct 23, 2002
location Pomponio State Beach (San Mateo County, California, US)family Plethodontidaehabitat Coastal Prairie-Scrub Mosaicnotes This individual was distinctly E. e. xanthoptica. Discovered beneath log with no evidence of moisture, conditions were dry following summer season. Speculation is that the salamanders surfaced from burrow under log, due to fog. When harassed elevated its body and tail, inflated with air, and excreted copious amounts of poison from tail. If gently touched with finger, hissed by suddenly releasing air and striking tail forward to leave sticky poison on finger.photo category: Animal - Amphibian
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Ensatina Salamander, Common Ensatina, Yellow-blotched Ensatina, Monterey Ensatina, Oregon Ensatina, Painted Ensatina, Sierra Nevada Ensatina, Yellow-eyed Ensatina, Large-blotched Ensatina (AW )
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