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
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.