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Eastern Newt (Adult) - Notophthalmus viridescens 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&#039;s a drought. This one was pretty tiny for an adult.<br />
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Habitat: Small woodland pond<br />
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Habitat: Small woodland pond<br />
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Eastern Newt (Adult) - Notophthalmus viridescens

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. This one was pretty tiny for an adult.

Habitat: Small woodland pond

Eastern Newt (Adult) - Notophthalmus viridescens 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. This one was pretty tiny for an adult.<br />
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Habitat: Small woodland pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/84011/eastern_newt_adult_-_notophthalmus_viridescens.html Eastern newt,Geotagged,Notophthalmus viridescens,Summer,United States

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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. The newts are a common aquarium pet, being either collected from the wild or purchased. The strikingly.. more

Similar species: Salamanders
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Uploaded Sep 6, 2019. Captured Sep 5, 2019 13:00 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm