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Salamandra salamandra - Fire Salamander - DAŽDEVNJAK -The orange one is ..forma Terrestris

The fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is probably the best-known salamander species in Europe. It is black with yellow spots or stripes to a varying degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on others the yellow is dominant. Shades of red and orange may sometimes appear, either replacing or mixing with the yellow according to subspecies. Fire salamanders can have a very long lifespan. A salamander lived for more than 50 years in Museum Koenig, a German natural history museum.

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  • Uploaded on December 3, 2012
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    by Marjan Kustera
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A460
    • Taken on 2012/11/30 23:04:03
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 5.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash