Eastern Newt -Notophthalmus viridescens


*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies: Only the Central Newt, Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis, occurs within Louisiana.


Similar Species:

Species Range:

Louisiana Range:Statewide.


Natural History:

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Global Conservation Status: Eastern Newts have a relatively wide distribution in eastern North America, a presumed large population, and tolerate a degree of habitat modification, and thus, are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status: None

Louisiana Conservation Status: Eastern Newts do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have found this species in most areas I have spent any considerable time.

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