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Red Spotted Newt

Notophthalmus viridescens


The Red Spotted Newt is bright orangish-red in color, with darker red spots outlined in black. It can have as many as 21 of these spots. A Red Spotted Newt is a type of salamander. After two or three years, they become an adult. It turns olive green in color, gets a wider tail, it has slimy skin and begins to live in a pond.


The Red Spotted Newt likes to live in damp wet areas such as forests and around ponds. They can breathe underwater and on land.


Newts have 4 fingers on the front two legs and 5 toes on each of the two back legs. My Red Spotted Newt was found in my neighbour's yard under a piece of wood.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Moved to Amphibians :-)

New Maryland, New Brunswick, Canada

Lat: 45.90, Long: -66.69

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on May 29, 2013

Spotted for mission

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