AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY #57
We’re switching things up a bit! We don’t have a day devoted to our amphibian friends, so we’ll be turning Reptilian Tuesday into Amphibian Tuesday every once in a while. Today’s adventure takes us to California to find one tiny and cute amphibian! So let’s put on our hiking boots and watch our step!
MEET THE ENSANTINA SALAMANDER!
Diet: Carnivore: worms, ants, insects
Length: 2 ¼-3 ¼”
Conservation Status: common
- Ensantina salamanders live under leaves and logs on the forest floor.
- They have long legs.
- Ensantina salamanders’ colors vary by their habitat.
- They are nocturnal.
- Ensantina salamanders lift their tails when threatened and emit a foul secretion.
- Ensantina salamanders lay their eggs under leaves. Baby salamanders are born directly from the eggs.
Salamanders are so stinking cute! They live in all kinds of habitats! We especially think it’s cool that these little guys have a stinking defense mechanism!