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Red Spotted Newt (Red Eft)

Notophthalmus viridescens


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.


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

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blaise 10 years ago

Definitely in my top 10 fav spottings

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago


MarcTe 10 years ago

Nice color, great spotting!

dinito1980 10 years ago

What an amazing salamander!, wonderful photo!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 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 10 years ago

Nice finding!

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Pennsylvania, USA

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

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