Adult male under chair cushion. Eggs and tadpoles in vernal pools nearby.
Mide unos 6 mm.
Rancho Cañada del Oro
Flatted newt on road
big fella, 7 inches long at least! I saw 6 or 8 of them happily hopping around in the rain.
Now more than 48 hours of continuous rain. Sure wish we could get some of this in Texas! I sit on the covered deck here or at another nearby location and take photos of wet birds or look for moths on the wall.
near Rancho Naturalista
10 February 2016
3138 ft elevation
Distant view; submerged.
Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia (Greek ἀμφí, amphi, "both" + βíος, bios, "life"). They inhabit a wide variety of habitats with most species living within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Amphibians typically start out as larva living in water, but some species have developed behavioural adaptations to bypass this. The young generally undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs. Amphibians use their skin as...