Salamandrina Terdigitata

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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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In particular, the populations of amphibians, the yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegate) (in sharp decline at national level), spectacled salamander (Salamandrina terdigitata) and Italian crested newt (Triturus carnifex) and the butterflies, Jersey tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria) (priority species) and Eriogaster catax have an irregular distribution due to the alteration and reduction of their habitats (including wetlands) and breeding sites, pathogens and transformation of their territory.
the spectacled SALAMANDER, Salamandra terdigitata [no relation to the spectacled owl]