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Image of Monterey Ensatina

Image of Monterey Ensatina

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We found many ensatinas in a rotting damp tree log at night. They moved very slowly but moved faster when warmed on my hands. They are part of the Plethodontidae family or lungless salamanders which use their skin as a breathing organ. This adaption requires a moist environment. Therefore this is the reason they are most active on a wet rainy night, and stay underground when it is dry. To see our ensatina's slow gait follow the link below: http://youtu.be/Z0yrI-S17cw

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