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Aneides lugubris
Aneides lugubris
Arboreal Salamander
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 0901 0457 (2001-09-19)

Copyright © 2006 William Flaxington

  • date of photo  Dec 7, 2000
  • latitude 37.93713   longitude -122.51725   max error distance 34 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Marin Municipal Water District Watershed (Marin County, California, US)
  • family Plethodontidae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Mixed Hardwood Forest
  • notes   Oddly, it was found exposed beside wet, moss-covered log during the day. Upon inspection, it appeared to be dead, tail was severely mangled and minor bite-lacerations could be seen about head and limbs. However, when picked up showed sign of life by weakly moving. Further examination revealed red rash on throat, and toes blood-red, possibly representing type of red-leg disease. Although located alive, the impression is that it will soon die. The attack upon the salamander inflicting the lacerations, may have been provoked by its weaken state and the actual cause of death due to disease. It was grayish above with small yellow speckles on sides; underside cream colored; measured SVL 70 mm (2¾ in.), TL 133 mm (5¼ in.). .
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Arboreal Salamander (AW ) Arboreal Salamander (photographer)
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