Above, Aquatic adult newt Photo by Andrew Hoffman
Above, Terrestrial Adult. Photo by www.chicagoherp.org
A very interesting salamander to study, the eastern newt starts out as a tadpole like larvea which overtime morph into
land dwelling efts, and then they grow into adults. But sometimes, this species never turns into the eft, and remains aquatic
all it's life! The aquatic adults live in streams, ponds, and lakes all year round. This species usually lives about seven
to eight years average, but may live over ten years. The terrestrial (land living) eastern newt dark in color, usually greenish
brown with a bright yellow/orange colored underside.