Yellow-spotted salamander eggs
The developing larvae of yellow spotted salamanders share a symbiotic relationship with a species of green algae that exists no where else in nature. The egg is a habitat for the algae and prevents it from drying out, while the algae produces oxygen for the developing embryo. Such interspecies relationships are common in forest ecosystems. Maintaining biodiversity is key to a healthy forest!
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