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Old 23rd January 2002   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Nate,
I'm not sure about that as the observations could have gone either way. In the article all animals observed were already in the water foraging (they went out with flashlights) at night. They did not locate any of the P. aquatica out of the water and collected several other species below and above that site (including a Thorius sp). I don't have the article in front of me and can let you know about the other species located nearby. They did observe more P. aquatica than they were able to capture as the salamanders would immediately retreat to large boulders under the water falls. While they may be residing in seepage areas (like the water falls) and foraging in the deeper waters at night they could just as easily be fully aquatic with a direct developement. There simply isn't enough information to make a guess.
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