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Eastern (Red-Spotted) Newt

Notophthalmus viridescens

Description:

This amphibian is so cool. It has 3 life stages: the aquatic larva, the red-eft or terrestrial juvenile stage (shown here), and the aquatic adult. So, from water to land and then back to water. Undoubtedly my favorite North American amphibian... finding them is like finding gold.

Habitat:

Found under a little log in an upland forest in east-central Alabama.

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12 Comments

jakewade97
jakewade97 9 years ago

Cool.

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 9 years ago

Love the alien orange colors. Beautiful creature. Thanks for sharing.

Sa
Sa 9 years ago

Marylou that's wonderful, never seen such a great phosphorescent color..that was a great match!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Awesome find!

MichelleTeel
MichelleTeel 9 years ago

I love his color! Wonderful shots!

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Congrats!!! Well deserved! Reminds me of winegum candy!! :)

ZackUmbarger
ZackUmbarger 9 years ago

That is a BEAUTIFUL picture, Keep it up!!!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Congrats! I love Newts, this one is a beauty :)
If you want, you can take a look to this one which is endemic of Spain:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/630...

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Well done and well deserved Marylou! :-)

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

As if this cutie didn't make my day good enough! Thanks!

peter
peter 9 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"Red-spotted Newts can locate their home pond with an internal light-dependent magnetic compass."

http://facebook.com/projectnoah/posts/19...
http://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/10...

marylou.wildlife
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Alabama, USA

Spotted on Aug 8, 2011
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011

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