Santa Cruz Long Toed Salamander

Recently a Santa Cruz Long Toed Salamander was found in one of the Research buildings at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

This salamander is roaming wild once again.

This salamander is roaming wild once again.

What’s the big deal? This rare species – Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum – is a federally  listed endangered species found only in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.

Photo by Bree Candiloro, Stewardship Specialist at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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