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Notophthalmus viridescens; Red-spotted Newt   

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Notophthalmus viridescens
Notophthalmus viridescens
Red-spotted Newt
Photographer: Joyce Gross
Collection: AmphibiaWeb

ID: 1111 1111 2222 0094 (2001-05-28)

Copyright © 2001 Joyce Gross

  • date of photo  May 13, 2001
  • location   Ringwood Preserve, Freeville (Tompkins County, New York, US)
  • family Salamandridae
  • order Caudata
  • class Amphibia
  • notes   Male and female adults in amplexus under water. The male is on top with his rear limbs grasping the female in front of her forelimbs. Note the male's swollen vent. He is fanning his tail to spread cloacal secretions towards the female's nostrils.
  • camera   Canon EOS Elan II E; 100mm macro lens; Kodak slide film
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Red-spotted Newt (photographer)
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