Under board with T. granulosa and Pseudacris sierra.
A pretty dried up juvenile
There were 5 newts swimming in what was left of a stream.
Observed male and female mating in stream, and one adult under a piece of oak bark.
Probably torosa based on habitat (isolated pool in formerly flowing stream) and location.
alone in pond, pond had a very low water height, almost looked like it was sunbathing, a rock was turned over revealing at least 100 baby newts were under it, clear skies, about 78 out
Found in pound about one for deep. Surrounded by oaks and penny royal. Red algae grow on other side.
The California newt or orange-bellied newt, with scientific name Taricha torosa, is a newt found mainly in California, Western North America.