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Red Spotted Newt (Red Eft)

Notophthalmus viridescens

Description:

Orange red salamander-like larval newt. Red spots outlined in black in two rows the length of the body from neck to tail. With age, the eft becomes darker on back and develops a broader tail, leaving its larval land dwelling stage to become an aquatic adult.

Habitat:

Moist forest litter, appears above ground after heavy rains, usually crossing trails and roads.

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6 Comments

blaise
blaise 9 years ago

Definitely in my top 10 fav spottings

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Supercool!

MarcTe
MarcTe 9 years ago

Nice color, great spotting!

dinito1980
dinito1980 9 years ago

What an amazing salamander!, wonderful photo!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Oh cute. I hope I see one since I am in the same state as you. Awesome! Love the color.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Nice finding!

AaronS.Young
Spotted by
AaronS.Young

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 23, 2013

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