Salamandrina Terdigitata

Salamandrina Terdigitata

 

a tailed amphibian of the family Salamandridae; the sole representative of the genus Salamandrina. The body length reaches 10.5 cm. The back is black, and there is a reddish yellow marking resembling spectacles above the eyes. The throat and underbody are light colored with black spots; the inside of the legs and the underside of the tail are red. Salamandrina terdigitata is found along shorelines throughout the western part of the Apennine Peninsula. It deposits its eggs in the water. The salamander feeds on myriapods and insects. It passes the winter and dry summers in a torpid condition.

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The specific objectives are to: Improve the habitats, establish breeding sites and reinforce the populations of Bombina variegata, Salamandrina terdigitata and Triturus carnifex populations; Improve the habitats of Euplagia quadripunctaria* and Eriogaster catax; Improve the conservation status of the wetlands of open areas (habitat 6430) and of the rare plant species found in these areas; and Foster a favourable attitude towards the conservation needs of amphibians and butterflies species.