spectacled salamander

This species is found only in the Apennine Range. It is considered an important indicator species of environmental health. It has 4 toes on the hind feet rather than the 5 normally found in other salamanders and newts. It has a warty, brownish-black back, and a rather ribbed appearance on its flanks, with a creamy white, V-shaped mark between the eyes. The underside is covered in black and white markings, with pinkish-red underside to legs and tail.

The Spectacled Salamander (Salamandrina terdigitata) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family. It is found only in Italy. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, and freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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