Lyciasalamandra flavimembris

Lyciasalamandra flavimembris

Lyciasalamandra flavimembris, Marmaris lycian salamander, Marmaris salamander

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Lyciasalamandra flavimembris

Lyciasalamandra flavimembris, the Marmaris Lycian salamander or Marmaris salamander, is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. It is endemic to Turkey and is found along the southwestern Anatolian coast between Marmaris and Ula. It was first described as subspecies of Mertensiella luschani, now Lyciasalamandra luschani.

Appearance

Adult males measure 52–74 mm (2.0–2.9 in) in snout–vent length and 102–142 mm (4.0–5.6 in) in total length. Adult females measure 48–77 mm (1.9–3.0 in) in snout–vent length and 90–149 mm (3.5–5.9 in) in total length. The specific name flavimembris refers to the yellow limbs of this species. The body has dark brown ground colour above, with silvery white spotting; the tail is slightly lighter. The parotoid glands are yellow. There are also lightly coloured patches above the eyes. The venter is unpigmented, forming sharp contrast with the dorsal colouration.

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References

1. Lyciasalamandra flavimembris Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyciasalamandra_flavimembris
2. Lyciasalamandra flavimembris on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/61917/12572380

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