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Eastern Newt (Amplexus)

Notophthalmus viridescens


During courtship, the male grasps the female behind her forelegs and rubs her snout with his head releasing pheremones. He will then deposit a sperm packet onto the pond floor which the female will pick up with her cloaca to fertilize her eggs. During breeding season, the male's tail fin becomes flag-like and wavy to initially attract his mate.

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North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.38, Long: -83.12

Spotted on Mar 23, 2016
Submitted on Mar 23, 2016

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