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Portuguese Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra gallaica


The fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is probably the best-known salamander species in Europe. It is black with yellow spots or stripes to a varying degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on others the yellow is dominant. Shades of red and orange may sometimes appear, either replacing or mixing with the yellow according to subspecies. Fire salamanders can have a very long lifespan. A salamander lived for more than 50 years in Museum Koenig, a German natural history museum


Spotted in my backyard,they are back


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Thanks Les Catchick,iam lucky to have this salamander species arround my backyard,they are beautiful :-)

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 4 years ago

I do like seeing frogs. This is an attractive one.

Thanks Marta for your kind words :)
Yeah,normaly this species show up in the winter months,they love humidity,in the summer,i see from time to times some little ones,hiden on the rocks and plants that we have in our little backyard and tha have to be shower profusely everyday,so the 2 frog species and the 3 salamander(newts) species can survive all the year.
I presume that the place where the house was build 30 years ago,was allready a breading place for all off these species,so they continue to come here to make their life and we just provide lots of water(i have some little balls filled with water all year) and no quimical cleaning liquids when we clean the backyard and they continue year after year doing exactly the same :) it's a kind of pets :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

So colorful! So nice to have them in your backyard! is it only in the winter months?

Thanks very much James,now that winter is near i hope to have more time to load some of the stuff i have in files :)

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Belated congrats on the 2222 Antonio. Keep them coming. You are a Master

Thanks very much Albert for your nice words

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Belated congratulations on your 2,222nd Spotting with this nice Spotting.

And to Hema, I didn't plan to submit my 2,222nd Spotting same time with Antonio. It was purely a coincidence :)

Thanks very much Ashutosh Dudhatra for your nice comments

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago

Awesome Antonio!I wish i had such a biodiversed backyard! :)

Thanks Hema for the remembering :) and for beeing my first PN friend
Thanks triggsturner for your kind words

triggsturner 5 years ago

Well done for reaching the 2,222 mile stone Antonio. Would like to agree with Hema. Your welcome and ongoing encouragement helps make this site so brilliant.

Hema 5 years ago

Congratulations Antonio for reaching 2222 with this cutie!! Great accomplishment! Thanks for your kind and encouraging comments always!
Albert Kang completes 2222 with you too,today! What a coincidence indeed ! unless you two secretly planned it!

Thanks DrNamgyalT.Sherpa for your kind words

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Congrats Antonio for reaching the lucky number 2,222!

I have to take "courage" to wash them for the photo session :)

AshleyT 5 years ago

Always have dog and cat fur on them :) Such cuties!

Braga, Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Apr 12, 2015
Submitted on May 1, 2015

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