Rough-skinned Newt


Scientific name : Taricha granulosa

Family : Salamandridae

Native to : North America

Interesting fact : The newt is known for secreting a strong toxin that kills the predator

when ingested.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The rough-skinned newt is brown with a rough, warty skin but its belly is contrasting yellow. Males become smooth-skinned during breeding. They can grow up to 18 cm long.  They prefer slow-flowing streams and humid forests and prey upon snails, insects and other amphibians. Life span is over 15 years.

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