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Eastern Newt - Notophthalmus viridescens Habitat: Mixed forest<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113526/eastern_newt_-_notophthalmus_viridescens.html" title="Eastern Newt - Notophthalmus viridescens"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/113526_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1625702410&Signature=rkYTJWE6SdlLnfzzfzXp3ElAEtQ%3D" width="200" height="142" alt="Eastern Newt - Notophthalmus viridescens The spots were practically glowing.<br />
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Habitat: Mixed forest<br />
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    comments (8)

  1. Brilliant shot! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! It's no secret that I love these critters. Posted one month ago
  2. What a gorgeous colour Posted one month ago
    1. Definitely! And, quite different from the adult:
      Eastern Newt I saw several of these salamanders swimming (and mating) in a small pond in a deciduous forest.  <br />
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This is the adult form of this salamander. Dorsally, they are olive green with small red spots that are outlined in black, while their bellies are yellow with small black speckles. The juveniles (red efts) are easily recognized for their bright orange-red color. Adults are aquatic, but they can survive on land if their aquatic habitat becomes unsuitable or if there's a drought. Eastern newt,Geotagged,Notophthalmus viridescens,Spring,United States,eastern newt,newt,salamander
      Posted one month ago
  3. wow! so beautiful! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! Posted one month ago
  4. Amazing capture of such a vivid species! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Wesley! Posted one month ago

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The eastern newt or red-spotted newt is a common salamander of eastern North America. Eastern newts dwell in wet forests with small lakes or ponds. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small, non-carnivorous fish, however, their skin secretes a poisonous substance when the newt is threatened or injured. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and may grow to 5 inches in length.

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 22, 2021. Captured Sep 11, 2020 11:19 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm