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Black-Spotted Newt
Notophthalmus meridionalis

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
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Order: Caudata
Family: Salamandridae
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Genus: Notophthalmus
Species: N. meridionalis
Subspecies: N. m. kallerti
Subspecies: N. m. meridionalis

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Breeding: It lays its eggs in water in the Spring season, the eggs hatch into larval newts. Later they will loose their gills and crawl onto land (this is known as the Eft). After 1 to 3 years they will return to the water and become adults, never to leave the water again.

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August 2012
April 2016