Mottled brown and tan, 4 inches long, found in puddle in dry stream bed in redwood forest. Still has external gills.
About 7 cm long
Photo taken by Sharon Dankworth
This specimen was in the coastal hills of San Mateo County. It was approximately 200 mm (8") long.
HUGE metamorphosed Dicamptodon found under a coverboard by research interns Adrienne and Mikayla !
Found in Muir Woods National Monument on one of the Red Wood trees.
Larva of California Giant Salamander, in shallow water along streamside border of Redwood Creek. Individual was sitting on plant/woody debris underwater; moved to rocky area when disturbed.
California giant salamander wedged into crack next to pipe in springbox. Copper-pink color with large darker splotches. Tail was 5" long and flattened.
Transformed Adult and Larva.
Two Giant salamanders observed in a culvert outlet on the North East side of Bunker Rd.
Caught while electro fishing Grape creek, tributary to Dry Creek of Russian River
A not-so-giant Giant. This fully transformed salamander measured only 2 1/2" SVL.
Approx. 7 inches long...devouring a Banana Slug.
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
A small adult
Next to the stream completely still with a half eaten banana slug. A great find thanks to my friends good eyes. Looked like a brown banana slug from a distance.