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    • Taricha torosa
    • Taricha torosa sierrae
    • Taricha torosa torosa
    • Triton torosa
  • English
    • California Newt
    • Coast Range Newt
    • Sierra Newt

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Recent observations

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What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

james3

Date

April 20, 2014

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Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

April 20, 2014 03:38 PM PDT

Description

Egg sac found in Laurel Canyon Creek

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helenwsung

Date

April 19, 2014 02:03 PM PDT

Description

Found in a pool with 5 more and was mating before caught

Photos / Sounds

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

helenwsung

Date

April 19, 2014 01:28 PM PDT

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Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

neonmoth

Date

March 29, 2014 05:14 PM PDT

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Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

neonmoth

Date

March 29, 2014 05:14 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

katieparks3950

Date

April 15, 2014 04:23 PM PDT

Description

Adult; Brown, rough dorsal surface of body and smooth, bright orange ventral surface of body; Found underwater in small stream, half hidden under rocks.
Was the first to find this newt but had difficulty uploading observation to iNaturalist.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

adracola

Date

April 15, 2014 05:04 PM PDT

Description

Several individuals found in concrete pond and nearby creek

Photos / Sounds

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

helenwsung

Date

April 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

james3

Date

April 15, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Taricha torosa California Newt Taricha torosa

Observer

jamieboring

Date

April 15, 2014 04:57 PM PDT

Description

Eggs were seen attached to sticks at the bottom of a pond. Adults were seen holding on the long grass rising from the bottom of the pond.

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Square

What

california newt Taricha torosa

Observer

tonyseminar

Date

April 12, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Description

While hiking on the Santa Monica Mountain, the group came across a small "waterfall" that flows right beneath a small bridge marking what seemed to be the midpoint of the hike. Seeing as there wasn't much rain this past winter the "waterfall" was more like droplets of water that fell upon the creek that also resembled scattered puddles. In the creek we saw a groups of California Newts squirming around. One of the newts we observed in particular was approximately 5-6in in length. It was very small and had the infamous orange/yellow underbelly.

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Description from Wikipedia

The California newt or orange-bellied newt, with scientific name Taricha torosa, is a newt found mainly in California, Western North America.

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Conservation Summary

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