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The eastern newt or red-spotted newt ()

Notophthalmus viridescens

Description:

The eastern newt or red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common salamander of eastern North America. Eastern newts dwell in wet forests with small lakes or ponds. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small, non-carnivorous fish, however, their skin secretes a poisonous substance when the newt is threatened or injured. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and may grow to 5 inches in length.

Habitat:

wet woodlands and ponds


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4 Comments

chebeague3
chebeague3 2 years ago

Wow so bright! It is amazing that you caught this in mid-air!. I have caught these before only brown.

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Grandioso precioso color!!!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 2 years ago

Cute..and nice colour...

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Lovely spot!
Welcome to Project Noah Mark!

New Hampshire, USA

Lat: 43.17, Long: -72.38

Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 27, 2012

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