Rough-Skinned Newt

During 2011, placement of an egg grid (design J. Alvarez, 2004) in Dolcini Pond also revealed the presence of breeding rough-skinned newts (Taricha granulosa). They laid several single eggs on the strings of the grids. (Egg-laying distinguishes the two species; California newts lay eggs in masses.)

Rough-skinned-newt

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Newts in amplexus. © Jeff Wilcox

Newts in amplexus. © Jeff Wilcox