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Ensatina eschscholtzii
Ensatina eschscholtzii
Ensatina
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 1002 0549 (2002-10-24)

Copyright © 2009 William Flaxington

 
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  • date of photo  Oct 23, 2002
  • latitude 37.29306   longitude -122.40639   max error distance 1108 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Pomponio State Beach (San Mateo County, California, US)
  • family Plethodontidae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Coastal Prairie-Scrub Mosaic
  • notes   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

  • MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANIMAL
  • common names   Ensatina Salamander, Common Ensatina, Yellow-blotched Ensatina, Monterey Ensatina, Oregon Ensatina, Painted Ensatina, Sierra Nevada Ensatina, Yellow-eyed Ensatina, Large-blotched Ensatina (AW ) Ensatina (photographer)
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