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Eastern Newt

Notophthalmus viridescens


This photo doesn't really do this red eft (Notophthalmus viridescens) any justice. I really didn't want to disturb the little guy too much, so I sacrificed a better shot. This is the juvenile stage of the Eastern newt's life cycle, the eft. It is a terrestrial stage--while its larval and adult stages are aquatic.


Ranger, Georgia--under some really moist/decaying leaves, high on a ridge in a hardwood forest (lots of oaks and hickories). It was likely feeding on snails as there were a plethora of them in the area!

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Great spotting, photo & information. Thanks !

flowntheloop 5 years ago

@AshleyT : Wow! Thank you! I can't wait to see the other nominated photos!

AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

flowntheloop 5 years ago

Thank you, DanielePralong!

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah flowntheloop!

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2017
Submitted on Jun 25, 2017

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