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Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra

Marek R. Swadzba

Frogs & Friends

Frogs & Friends
Berlin, Germany

With its yellow and black ‘wasp pattern’, this slightly over 20 cm-long salamander warns predators of its effective skin poison. It lives in cool and damp beechwood forests. They way it reproduces is unique: the female gives birth to living larvae and drops them off in small river streams.

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  • Title: Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra
  • Creator: Marek R. Swadzba
  • Physical Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Original Source: Frogs & Friends

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