Eastern newt

The Eastern newt is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The larva of the eastern newt, a species found mostly in the eastern United States, lives on land for one to three years and then returns to the water to change into the adult form. In its larval form the animal is known as the red eft. More

The Eastern Newt as a juvenile is reddish-orange with slightly bumpy skin. As an adult, the Eastern Newt turns olive green and their bellies reveal scattered black spots on a bright yellow background. They reach 5 inches in length. More

The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common salamander of eastern North America. Eastern newts dwell in wet forests with small lakes or ponds. More

The Central Newt is a subspecies of the Eastern Newt, and is closely related to the Red-spotted Newt. Compared to the Red-spotted Newt, the Central Newt is smaller, thinner, and usually lacks red spots. When spots are present they are generally small and partially outlined in black. More

lives on land, Eastern Newts start out in water, then spend two to seven years on land as brightly colored Red Efts, before returning to water to mature into aquatic adults. The water-bound adults remain active year-round and can sometimes even be seen swimming under ice. More

* Eastern Newt: They may be found in lakes, ponds, marshes, ditches, quiet portions of streams, and other shallow, vegetated waters. More

The eastern newt lives and breeds in all kinds of permanent and semipermanent water. More

Eastern Newts in Pictures Neat but not always available newts Amphibians Axolotls Caecilian Worm Chaco Toad Mud Puppies Newts General Newts Eastern Newts Golden More

Eastern newts have a 'three-stage' lifecycle: aquatic larvae, terrestrial efts, and aquatic adult. Breeding takes place in April and May. More

of the eastern newt which has no red spots at all. Skin colour is greenish-brown to near black and heavily speckled with black spots. The eft stage is usually skipped so neoteny is frequent. It is only found in peninsular Florida. More

Eastern Newt / Triton vert Eastern Newt Description Newts are a distinct form of salamander. Adult and eft Eastern Newts have black-bordered orange-red spots. More

Eastern newts have three distinct life stages; aquatic larva, terrestrial juvenile (referred to as an eft or red eft), and aquatic adult. The adults range from greenish-brown to yellowish-brown above. More

* The eastern newt is also known as the red-spotted newt. * There are four subspecies of the eastern newt: 1. the redspotted newt of eastern U.S. More

Eastern newts need small semi-permanent woodland ponds for breeding. They live in forests during their terrestrial (eft) stages, shelter under logs, leaves, rocks and other objects. Aquatic adults are found in pools, usually surrounded by woodland. More

The Eastern Newt, also called the Red-spotted Newt, has several different life stages. The adult Eastern Newt can grow over five inches long. It is yellowish-brown or olive colored on top, and yellowish on its belly. It has small black and red spots. More

- Place in food web: The Eastern Newt is a second level consumer and is carnivorous PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION A bright red newt is moving through the sand on a pond shore after its 3 year stay on land to return to its birth home; the More

* Comments: The Eastern newt has a natural range covering most of eastern North America. Kansas is on the western edge of this range and it occurs only in a few of the extreme eastern counties. More

Eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens, from Hennepin County, MN Status No status assigned in Minnesota. Description Newts are 2 1/2 -4 inches long (Conant and Collins, 1991). More

eastern newtThe eastern newt is a small salamander that has three forms. In the larval stage, the eastern newt has smooth yellowish-brown, olive, or brown and has gills and a laterally flattened tail. It lives in the water. More

Eastern Newt is divided into four subspecies. The photos shown here are all of the Red-spotted Newt, N. v. viridescens. Adults reach lengths of nearly 5 inches, while Efts usually reach only about 3 inches. More

Eastern Newt throughout most of the eastern US. Red-spotted (shown) much of the mountainous east. Length: adults up to 5. More

The eastern newt is a small- to medium-sized salamander with two irregular rows of reddish spots bordered by black circles. The spots run down the length of the back and are present at all stages of the newt's life. More

Eastern newts develop a fin (keel) on the top of the tail to aid in aquatic movement when they transition from juveniles on land to adults in water. Adult newts have numerous black spots on their belly and legs. More

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Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Notophthalmus
Species : viridescens
Authority : (Rafinesque, 1820)