Specimen Information

Taricha granulosa
Taricha granulosa
(Rough-skinned Newt)
Amphibians-Salamanders
Native Transplant

Specimen ID164481
GroupAmphibians-Salamanders
GenusTaricha
Speciesgranulosa
Common NameRough-skinned Newt
StateAK
CountySitka
LocalitySitka High School (area around) on Baranof Island
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBaranof Island
HUC8 Number19010212
HUC10 NameSitka Sound-Frontal Pacific Ocean
HUC10 Number1901021212
HUC12 NameKatlian Bay-Frontal Sitka Sound
HUC12 Number190102121202
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14431
Author:Miller, A.
Date:2005
Title:Poisonous newts establish beachhead in Southeast city.
Publisher:Anchorage Daily News
Volume:2005
Issue:June 11
CommentsLast fall, a Sitka High School student collected about 50 roughskin newts on neighboring Kuiu Island and brought them back for a school project. The small, poisonous creatures later were kept in science classroom terrariums, but many escaped when a terrarium was knocked over while being cleaned outside the school in September.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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