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California Newt, (Taricha torosa), Salamandridae, Salamander
Code Number:
AASV01P05_12
Title:
California Newt, (Taricha torosa), Salamandridae, Salamander
This newt is commonly found near water in redwood forests and oak woodlands of California. It eats insects, insect eggs, worms and even other salamander larva. It is mildly poisonous, and gives out a bitter taste to potential predators. They are active during daylight hours which is unusual for most salamanders.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Taricha
Species: Taricha torosa
Keywords:
California Newt, (Taricha torosa), Caudata, Urodela, Amphibians, Amphibia, Vertebrates, Herpetiles, Herps, Aquatic, Animals, Animalia, Chordate, Chordata, scientific name, nature, Species, Herpetiles, Herps
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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