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California Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)

Created: April 5th, 2020 - 11:18 PM
Last Modified: April 5th, 2020 - 11:18 PM
Entered by: Laura Chariton
Record 333460
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Marin County
Time:
2020-04-05 19:33:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Riparian area overgrown with cape ivy of tiny intermittent stream on bank edge between rocks and soil
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
55.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Partly Cloudy
Moon Phase:
Waxing Gibbous
Elevation:
830.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Mature Adult, likely at least estimate of 12" possibly larger. Located on edge of thick ivy where it soon disappeared. Creek where it was on the bank edge had low flows... from waning storm earlier in the day. Everything was wet., the ground, detritus, ivy.... etc.

It was likely disturbed because cape ivy (an invasive plant) was being removed.