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Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra

Description:

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.

Notes:

I found this Salamander in my basement, after cleaning him up i let him free

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2 Comments

MartinUrban
MartinUrban 8 years ago

You could also add your great spotting to the 'Reptiles and Amphibians of Central Europe' Mission ! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1329...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved to amphibians :-)

Palaimon
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Palaimon

Glottertal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Spotted on Aug 6, 2011
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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