Red-spotted Newt

Notophthalmus viridescens

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2 3/4" - 4"

Unusual life cycle: begins as an aquatic larva, changes to terrestrial immature ("red eft", then finally changes to aquatic adult. Immature terrestrial efts found under leaf litter and logs. Aquatic adults live in ponds, and marshes.

 
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