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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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What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

cmsherwell

Date

June 14, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

firephly83

Date

June 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens ssp. viridescens

Observer

jptuttle

Date

July 23, 2015 05:08 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

jockusch

Date

July 25, 2015 10:40 AM EDT

Description

larva

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens ssp. viridescens

Observer

reynoldsj13

Date

July 21, 2015 07:34 PM EDT

Description

We got a torrential downpour that lasted 30 mins or so. Afterward, there were groups of red efts congregating around the tree trunks! Note the greenish one on the lower left which seems to be approaching adulthood.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

daniellesaint

Date

July 18, 2015 08:41 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

smckenna

Date

June 27, 2015 09:19 AM GST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

skiman1016

Date

July 12, 2015 10:32 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

larry522

Date

July 11, 2015 07:53 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus viridescens ssp. viridescens

Observer

reynoldsj13

Date

July 10, 2015 01:15 PM EDT

Description

Juvenile Red Eft stage

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

kpmcfarland

Date

July 9, 2015 11:30 AM EDT

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What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

beepboop

Date

July 5, 2015
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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.