Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID164482
GroupAmphibians-Salamanders
GenusTaricha
Speciesgranulosa
Common NameRough-skinned Newt
StateAK
CountySitka
Localitywaters of two small islands in Sitka Sound
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameBaranof Island
HUC8 Number19010212
Map
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Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyEstimated
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
CommentsKuiu Island, where the Sitka newts apparently originated, is just east of the southern half of Baranof Island. Mooney said roughskin newts have been found on two small islands in Sitka Sound since the 1980s after someone apparently introduced them there. "They've been confined there probably because they can't get through the salt water very easily," he said.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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