Common name: Rough-skinned Newt
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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Established in Sitka High School (area around) on Baranof Island and two small islands in Sitka Sound in Sitka county, Alaska (Miller, 2005).
A small population in the Moscow, Washington area was observed in 1979 (Behler and King, 1979).
Means of Introduction: Pet release.
Status: Established in Alaska and Washington.
Impact of Introduction: Unknown.
References: (click for full references)
Behler, J.L., and F.W. King. 1979. The Audubon Society field guide to North American reptiles and amphibians. Alfred A Knopf, New York.
Crother, B.I. (chair). Committee on Standard and English and Scientific Names. 2008. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Herpetological Circular. No. 37. iii + 86p.
Miller, A. 2005. Poisonous newts establish beachhead in Southeast city. Anchorage Daily News. June 11, 2005.
Denise R. Gregoire, and Robert S. Powell
Revision Date: 8/17/2015
Denise R. Gregoire, and Robert S. Powell, 2018, Taricha granulosa (Skilton, 1849): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=159, Revision Date: 8/17/2015, Access Date: 1/23/2018
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