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    • Pacific giant salamanders
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 14, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

loarie

Date

September 13, 2014 04:59 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

photo fail then he jumped away

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 8, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

brucerogers

Date

August 27, 2014 02:30 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single adult, approximately 27 cm long. Body slim, not too chunky. Upper body color dark brown with copper-colored, irregular network of splotches. Fully eyed and actively moving from lights.

Located approximately 240 m inside entrance of disused tunnel under an abandoned marble quarry in access-controlled private conservation tract near Davenport, CA. Elevation approximately 128 m.

Floor of tunnel has perennial stream with discharge varying from approximately 3 l/sec. autumn low flow to El Nino flood flows of approximately 2700 l/sec.

Salamander was in shallow pool with rotting redwood mine timbers and large volume of iron bacteria mats as well as root mats of douglas fir(?) growing down through soil-clogged solution passages approximately 20-30 m below quarry floor. Temperature approximately 13.3°C.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus

Observer

juliequest

Date

August 23, 2014

Place

Little Butano Creek trail, Butano State Park (Google, OSM)

Description

Dead, floating in the creek. Partially eaten!

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

taj

Date

July 17, 2014 01:15 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

13".

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

6".

Photos / Sounds

What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

ariannemesserman

Date

August 14, 2014 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Under a rock at the base of Latourell Falls.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cope's Giant Salamander Dicamptodon copei

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 13, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small snout, short legs, yellow spots.

Photos / Sounds

What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 13, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 11, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

Pacific giant salamanders (Contraindication) are a family of large salamanders.

No range data available.