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Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii Monterey Salamander | by marlin harms
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Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii Monterey Salamander

When we picked up this salamander we realized it was a gravid female with numerous bulges in her abdomen. Doing a little homework later, I learned that Ensatinas lay eggs from which emerge fully formed young, i.e., small versions of adult salamanders.

Tassajara Cr. Rd, near San Luis Obispo, CA

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Taken on July 2, 2011