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Striped Newt

Striped newt is a relatively small newt found in the southeastern United States.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Notophthalmus
    Scientific Name Notophthalmus perstriatus

    Size 2.12–4.12 in (5.4–10.5 cm)
    Weight 0.8 g
    Color Yellow-green to olive green to black-brown background color with bright red or orange parallel stripes on the upper surface; yellow underside with black spots
    Distribution Southeastern United States
    Habitat Pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, sandhills,  xeric hammocks
    Diet Spiders, small insects, worms, snails
    Predators Snakes, birds, mole salamanders
    Breeding Season Late winter through spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Reproductive Age 8 to 24 months of age
    Average Lifespan 12 to 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on March 25th 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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