Salamandra salamandra

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DomainEukaryota • RegnumAnimalia • PhylumChordata • SubphylumVertebrata • InfraphylumGnathostomata • SuperclassisTetrapoda • ClassisAmphibia • SubclassisLissamphibia • OrdoCaudata • SubordoSalamandroidea • FamiliaSalamandridae • GenusSalamandra • Species: Salamandra salamandra (Linnaeus, 1758)


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Subspecies - Varietas - Forma[edit]

red-orange form[edit]



Native distribution areas[edit]

Salamanders may actively defend themselves once they are grasped by a predator. Besides various antipredator postures S. salamandra adults are able to extrude heavy toxic skin secretions, e.g. the neurotoxic alkaloid Samandarin.

This alkaloid causes strong muscle convulsions and high-blood pressure combined with hyperventilation in all vertebrates.


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See also

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