Lungless Salamander facts: guess how they smell! | Animal Fact Files

Lungless salamander don't have lungs so they aren't able to inhale in order to smell their surroundings. Instead, they use a special groove on their upper lips that move water and scent particles to their nostrils giving them access to the scents all around them! These amphibians obtain oxygen through their skin as well as mucus membranes of their mouths. Like geckos and anoles, lungless salamanders can drop, or autotomize, their tails when faced with danger. Some of them also release noxious chemicals through their skin which make them taste nasty to potential predators. Lungless salamanders require moist areas to survive but can be found from lowland areas to high in the mountains. Scientific Name: Family - Plethodontidae Range: the Americas as well as small patches of Europe and Asia Size: 1 inch to over a foot (2.54 - 30.5cm) Diet: worms, insects, sometimes each other Lifespan: 5+ years Support the channel on Patreon: --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. stemcellsareawesome - Polvia - For The Earth - Wildlife Portraits - Peter Paplanus -; 33001948814; 49823603093; 34446163966 smashtonlee05 - Rubberducky53171 - Greg Schechter -; 5059221496; 10285861204; 5058608715 Bernard DUPONT -; 36062770081; 35392157313 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Andy Reago & Chrissy McClaren -;;; Marshal Hedin - Dave Riggs - USFWS Midwest Region - Maxorz - APN MJM - Schoggimousse - Sclolex - aurelien.leveque - (Photo credit: Matthew L. Niemiller) Gladstone NS, Carter ET, Niemiller KDK, Hayter LE, Niemiller ML (2018) A new maximum body size record for the Berry Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus gulolineatus) and genus Gyrinophilus (Caudata, Plethodontidae) with a comment on body size in plethodontid salamanders. Subterranean Biology 28: 29-38. - hitchoco - Adam Wachel - Christian Grenier - Randal - jeffreyaewick -; Aaron Hairston - Ocean Sciences - Research: This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (*. *CC license info: Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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