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Corsican Fire Salamander (Salamandra corsica)

photo by André de Saint-Paul

Common Name: Corsican Fire Salamander
Scientific Name: Salamandra corsica
Family:  Salamandridae
Location: France
Size: 4.7 – 12 inches(120 – 300 mm)

The Corsican Fire Salamander is only found in the deciduous forests on the Corsica island near France, hence the name. The salamander generally gives live birth to larvae in ponds and streams. There has been observations of the Corsican Fire Salamander giving birth to fully metamorphosed young.

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