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Taricha torosa
Taricha torosa
California Newt
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 0901 0409 (2001-09-18)

Copyright © 2009 William Flaxington

  • date of photo  Aug 1, 1996
  • latitude 34.19030   longitude -118.01705   max error distance 1292 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Angeles National Forest, Big Santa Anita Canyon drainage, Winter Creek (Los Angeles County, California, US)
  • family Salamandridae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Mixed Hardwood Forest
  • notes   Noticed year-round, but most prevalent in late winter and spring. During dry conditions enters stream or shelters under objects around spring seepage. When assaulted assumed characteristic warning posture. 18 May 1993: Eggs sighted in slow, flowing stream attached to twig. 25 July 1996: Numerous diseased newts discovered. They manifested symptoms such as swimming in an unnatural spiral fashion and had sickly appearance. This virus, along with reinstated stocking of fish that compete for food and feed on the newt larvae themselves, are jeopardizing this population. The disease is presumed to be some type of fungus brought on by hot summer temperatures.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   California Newt, Sierra Newt, Coast Range Newt (AW ) California Newt (photographer)
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