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Eastern Newt

Eastern newt is a species of newt found in eastern North America. The adults are aquatic while juveniles or efts are terrestrial. There are four recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Urodela
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Notophthalmus
    Scientific Name Notophthalmus viridescens

    Size Around 5 in
    Weight 0.2-0.4 oz (5-11 g)
    Color Upper surface of the adults are dull olive green with dull yellow belly while juveniles or efts are bright orangish-red
    Distribution Eastern North America
    Habitat Coniferous and deciduous forests
    Diet Insects, small mollusks and crustaceans, worms, young amphibians, frog eggs
    Predators Birds, insects, fish, leeches, other amphibians
    Breeding Season Late winter to early spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 200 to 400 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 8 weeks
    Reproductive Age Around 3 years of age
    Average Lifespan 12 to 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on June 13th 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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