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Oregon Ensatina

Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis


This salamander is lungless and breaths through its skin. Brown to pinkish in color and can reach 14.5 cm in total length.


Spotted at the edge of a wetland in a mixed forest. Range along the west coast of N.A.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Many are aware of fires, floods and drought but so few think about all the smaller life forms that suffer so is so sad. I sincerely hope it isn't the case with this one.

Brian38 a year ago

Thanks for commenting Leuba. I'm not sure of age but it is possible it is being effected by an on going drought we are having.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Looks so fragile- like a new born, this one. Head looks strong though. Thanks for sharing this. I would love to see one someday.

Brian38 a year ago

Thank you Sukanya. I often work along the edges of wetlands so I'm always on the lookout for interesting organisms/wildlife that I can post to PN.

SukanyaDatta a year ago

What a catch! Wonderful spotting. Congratulations..

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Snoqualmie, Washington, United States

Spotted on Aug 13, 2021
Submitted on Aug 15, 2021

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