Subspecies viridescens - this the terrestrial subadult, also called a Red Eft.
Caught at the pond Tucker Hill Norwich VT (and released). One juvenile (orange) and two adult
terrestrial Red eft stage
In deciduous woodland. Red eft stage.
Red eft; juvenile newt.
The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. They frequent small lakes, ponds, and streams or near-by wet forests. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small, noncarnivorous fish, as their skin secretes a poisonous substance when the newt is threatened or injured. They have lifespans of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and may grow to five inches in length. These newts are common aquarium pets, being either...