Roughskin Newt

The Roughskin 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 Roughskin Newt is closely associated with humid coastal forests. Juveniles and adults are occasionally found under bark of rotting logs or in other damp places, but seldom far from water. Taricha granulosa granulosa Original Description: Salamandra granulosa (Skilton 1849, Am. J. Sci. More

The Roughskin Newt (Taricha granulosa) is brown with orange and sports an orange belly. It is the most commonly encountered salamander in Oregon because adults are found out and about during daylight hours; most salamanders restrict their surface activity to night-time. More

roughskin newt contains in its skin an extremely potent neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin. As a result, it should never be handled carelessly. More

The breeding male Roughskin newt has a swollen cloaca. More

Roughskin newt (Taricha granulosa) Potential Distribution Map * Resource Identifier: More

Rough-skinned newt, Roughskin newt, Northern Rough Skin Newt, Crater Lake newt family: Salamandridae © 2005 William Leonard (1 of 98) View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper. More

Taricha granulosa, the roughskin newt, was used here to characterize an amphibian cannabinoid receptor. Behavioral experiments demonstrated that the cannabinoid agonist levonantradol inhibits both newt spontaneous locomotor activity and courtship clasping behavior. More

Roughskin Newt / Triton Rugueux Roughskin Newt Description Even for a newt, the Rough-skinned Newt has very rough, warty skin. Generally it is light brown to black on top with a yellow or orange belly. More

Common name: roughskin newt, Oregon newt. Average Size: six to seven inches long. Temperature: lower 70s. Origin: American Pacific Northwest Temperament: Oregon Newts will eat smaller newts, but can be safely housed with other newts their own size. More

Roughskin Newts contain the most toxic poison of any amphibian in the Pacific Northwest. Eggs are hard to find because they are laid singly, often at the base of submerged stems or in leaf curls. Larvae (0. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Salamandridae
Genus : Taricha
Species : granulosa
Authority : (Skilton, 1849)