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?
Herb Alpert, Grammy Award-winning bandleader of the Tijuana Brass, played in the 6th Army Band at the Presidio during the 1950's. Alpert later claimed the structure and discipline of the Army helped him with his music.