Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Hennepin County
Description: 2½ - 4 inches. Central Newts are brown or green in color, with fine black dots all over the body. There may be a row of red spots on each side of the body. The belly is yellow or orange, and is noticeably lighter than the rest of the body. The skin of newts is not as slippery as the skin of salamanders, and may appear to be rough and dry for parts of their lives.

Comments: Newts have a spotty distribution in Minnesota. Please report sightings.

Distribution Map
Distribution map of Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)

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