Monterey Ensatina

The Monterey Ensatina is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

eschscholtzii, or Monterey Ensatina, can be found in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and the California coastal mountains. More

The Monterey Ensatina is reddish to light brown in coloration. The base of the legs are often lighter, either orange or reddish orange. The Monterey Ensatina lacks blotches. There is no larval stage in the family Plethodontidae. More

The Monterey Ensatina subspecies is found in southern California and northern Baja California, from San Luis Obispo County south along the coast to the extreme northwest coast of Baja California. It is also found in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains up to 6,000 ft. More

English: Large-blotched salamander, Monterey ensatina, Oregon ensatina, painted salamander, Sierra Nevada ensatina, yellow-blotched salamander, yellow-eyed ensatina; Spanish: Salamandra ensatina. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS These salamanders are relatively large and stout with long legs, a large head, and a long, well-developed tail. More

were a variety of Monterey ensatinas under logs on Little Sur Trail that day, ranging from little tiny ones to this great big hulking fellow. Sighting:December 13, 1998Del Monte Forest, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CaliforniaMonterey Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii) These four salamanders were under the same log. More

A Monterey Ensatina perched on a mossy rock = A Monterey Ensatina perched on a mossy rock Stock photo of A Monterey Ensatina perched on a mossy rock taken by designpix. This photographer also has pictures of Mossy, Creatures, Goldfarb. More

Monterey Ensatina, Oregon Ensatina, Painted Ensatina, Sierra Nevada Ensatina, Yellow-eyed Ensatina, Large-blotched Ensatina family: Plethodontidae subfamily: Plethodontinae More

Distribution: In our region, the Monterey Ensatina occurs in southern California from San Luis Obispo County southward along the coast. It also occurs in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains up to 6,000 ft. More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Ensatina
Species : eschscholtzii
Authority : Gray, 1850