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  • English
    • Red Eft
    • Eastern Newt
    • Broken-striped Newt
    • Central Newt
    • Peninsula Newt
    • Red-spotted Newt
    • Red Spotted Newt
  • Scientific Names
    • Notophthalmus viridescens
    • Diemictylus viridescens
    • Diemictylus viridescens viridescens
    • Salamandra dorsalis
    • Triturus viridescens
  • French
    • triton vert

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Recent observations

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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andriyr

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August 25, 2015 10:00 AM EDT

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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mbouse

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August 16, 2015 08:56 AM EDT

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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hannanabid

Date

August 26, 2015 07:13 AM EDT

Description

Orange salamander looking organism. Has 12 bright orange spots in two rows on its back that are outlined in black.

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Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens ssp. viridescens

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danjleavitt

Date

August 18, 2015 09:28 AM EDT

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Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens ssp. viridescens

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danjleavitt

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August 19, 2015 11:31 AM EDT

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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karolina

Date

August 23, 2015 10:28 AM EDT

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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karolina

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August 23, 2015 09:55 AM EDT

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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joannerusso

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August 21, 2015

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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trc_alison

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

Red eft stage

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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doreenchambers14

Date

August 19, 2015

Description

Adult Eastern Newt in the water. Note orange spots. Brown top and lighter brown under.

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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erint

Date

August 16, 2015 02:37 PM EDT

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Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

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marybeth

Date

August 6, 2015 01:30 PM EDT

Description

Red eft :-)

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.