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2008-10-01 21:00:11

By Lisa M Krieger The scrappy little mosquitofish, the pit bull of ichthyology and the region's leading defense against West Nile virus, is a savior to insect-infested waters. Unless you're a frog. Yes, the fish dines on larval mosquitoes, as intended. But scientists have learned it also has an appetite for the tadpoles of frogs, toads and other amphibians -- including the threatened red- legged frog and the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander. "Frog populations have disappeared...

2008-09-27 21:00:16

By Lisa M Krieger Mercury News The scrappy little mosquitofish, the pit bull of ichthyology and the region's leading defense against West Nile virus, is a savior to insect-infested waters. Unless you're a frog. Yes, the fish dines on larval mosquitoes, as intended. But scientists have learned it also has an appetite for the tadpoles of frogs, toads and other amphibians -- including the threatened red- legged frog and the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander. "Frog populations...


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Santa Cruz long-toed Salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum
2014-01-31 14:13:45

The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) is currently endangered. A subspecies of the Long-toed salamander and a member of the Ambystomatidae family, the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander can be found, rarely, only in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, in California. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander reaches lengths of approximately 2.5 inches fully grown. It is one of the smallest members of its family. The overall coloration is a black or deep grey hue and a...

Long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
2014-01-31 13:53:03

The Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) is a member of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. Part of the Ambystomatidae family, this species is among the most popular salamanders in North America. The Long-toed salamander is most commonly found near ponds, lakes, streams or under logs and leaves, in damp environments. An adult Long-toed salamander feeds on slugs, snails, worms and various insects. A nocturnal species, the salamander remains dormant during winter and stays...

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2010-07-27 12:40:35

The California Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma californiense, is an amphibian native to Northern California. Once considered to be a subspecies of Tiger Salamander, this specimen was recently designated as a separate species. It is classified as an endangered species in the counties of Sonoma and Santa Barbara. The California Tiger Salamander's habitat is mostly grasslands throughout most of its range. It occurs from Sonoma County south to Santa Barbara County. It is found in vernal pools and...

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