Fine art illustration of a California Newt (Taricha torosa.)
Information about the California Newt:
The California Newt is a small amphibian native to the California coastline and in the Sierra Nevada. The are roughly 5-8 inches long. They are divided into two subspecies: the Sierra Newt and the Coastal Range Newt. During the non-breeding season the newts are land dwelling, preferring rock crevices and the undersides of rotting logs. While breeding, the newt prefers slow moving pools in coastal streams. Like other members of the genus the Taricha's glands in the skin secrete the potent neurotoxin tetrodotoxin, which is hundreds of times more toxic than cyanide. Due to this poison the California newt has few natural predators. To combat this toxicity some species of Garter snakes have developed a genetic resistance the newt's tetrodotoxin.
The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Opacity: 94%
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