California newt

species of amphibian

The California newt (Taricha torosa) is a species of newts. They are also called the orange bellied newt. They can grow to 8 inches (20 cm) in length. They have toxic skin. Because of this, the only predator of the California newt are garter snakes. California newts lives in California.

California newt
Taricha torosa, Napa County, CA.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Taricha
T. torosa
Binomial name
Taricha torosa
(Rathke, in Eschscholtz, 1833)

Triton torosa Rathke, 1833
Triton Ermani Wiegmann in Erman, 1835
Salamandra beecheyi Gray, 1839
Pleurodeles californiae Gray, 1850
Taricha laevis Baird & Girard, 1853
Amblystoma rubrum Reid, 1895


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