Gabilan Mountain Slender Salamander

Batrachoseps gavilanensis

habitat of Batrachoseps gavilanensis

Pictures of Gabilan Mountains slender salamanders (Batrachoseps gavilanensis) and associated habitat observed in Monterey County, California. This salamander was observed about 100 meters from the ocean. Experiments have demonstrated that salamander populations close to the ocean have evolved a higher tolerance to salt than inland populations of salamanders.

All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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