Coast Range Newt
Natural History: In general, this amphibian tends to show little activity, preferring to take cover under rocks and logs. Its toxic skin facilitates its diurnal lifestyle. It deposits eggs on submerged vegetation and rocks.
General Distribution: This species is may occur within the Presidio near ponds, streams, annual grasslands, and all types of forests.
Frequency: This animal is rare within the Presidio.
Identifying Characteristics: Identifying characteristics include a light brown upside and a yellow-orange belly. Its skin is may appear warty.
Did You Know?
The entire Presidio has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Of the 870 structures on the former post, 470 are considered to have historical significance.