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Eastern Newt (Adult) - Notophthalmus viridescens Adults are olive-greenish 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.<br />
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Habitat: Mixed forest<br />
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Eastern Newt (Adult) - Notophthalmus viridescens

Adults are olive-greenish 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.

Habitat: Mixed forest

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  1. Always love to see one of these, thanks for sharing, Christine! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Aww, thanks Marta. I can't resist photographing these curious cuties. Posted 8 months 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 Mar 20, 2020. Captured Sep 15, 2019 09:38 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm