Specimen Information

Notophthalmus viridescens
Notophthalmus viridescens
(Eastern Newt)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1522668
Common NameEastern Newt
LocalityMission Rd. Bellingham, WA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNooksack
HUC8 Number17110004
HUC10 NameNooksack River-Frontal Bellingham Bay
HUC10 Number1711000405
HUC12 NameTenmile Creek
HUC12 Number171100040504
Collection Day7
Collection Month9
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet | unknown
CommentsThis was found and collected by a landowner in WA and referred to the USGS National Wildlife Health Center through USGS amphibian researchers at the Forest and Rangeland Ecological Science Center in Corvallis, OR. We had this newt shipped to us for species confirmation and disease diagnostics because of our involvement with Bsal surveillance. The species was confirmed at our lab and it was test negative for chytrid fungus (Bsal or Bd) by PCR. The specimen was too decomposed for a full post-mortem exam. I attached photos and our diagnostic report. No one knows how it got there.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/1/2022].

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