The Eastern Newt is one of only a few salamandrid species native to North America. It is distributed throughout most of North America. Its range states are Canada and United States.
The species is abundant and widespread throughout its range. The numbers are stable. There are no major threats that currently affect the global population of the species.
Habitat degradation, pollution, road development, introduced Bluegill Sunfish as well as diseases are the threats that can possibly cause local declines.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Amphibia – amphibians
■ Order Caudata – salamanders
■ Family Salamandridae – true salamanders and newts
■ Species Notophthalmus viridescens – Eastern Newt