Eastern newt

Eastern newt

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
SPECIES
Notophthalmus viridescens
LENGTH
7-12.4 cm

The eastern newt is a common newt of eastern North America. It frequents small lakes, ponds, and streams or nearby wet forests. The eastern newt produces tetrodotoxin, which makes the species unpalatable to predatory fish and crayfish. It has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and it may grow to 5 in in length. These animals are common aquarium pets, being either collected from the wild or sold commercially. The striking bright orange juvenile stage, which is land-dwelling, is known as a red eft. Some sources blend the general name of the species and that of the red-spotted newt subspecies into the eastern red-spotted newt .

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Na

Natatorial

Te

Terrestrial

Po

Polygynandry

Po

Polygamy

Po

Poisonous

So

Solitary

Ae

Aestivation

No

Not a migrant

E

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Eastern newt habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
BABY CARRYING
200 to 400

References

1. Eastern newt Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_newt
2. Eastern newt on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/59453/78906143

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