Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)
A rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa) similar to those found in the park.
US Fish & Wildlife Service (http://www.fws.gov/refuge/willapa/wildlife_and_habitat/rough_skinned_newt.html)
- Biphasic lifestyle: eggs and larvae aquatic; adults “mostly” terrestrial
- Adults typically occur in forested habitats
- Some adults remain aquatic
- Eggs laid singly and are covered by a rubbery capsule
- High elevations, larvae spend 1 yr in pond before metamorphosis
- found in ponds
- have a balancer organ
- tall dorsal fin to shoulders
- eyes at margins of head
- Larvae return to breeding ponds 4 to 5 yrs later
- Same as Mazama Newt?