The striped newt, a small salamander, is considered a federal candidate for listing as a threatened species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the announcement June 7, 2011 in the Federal Register. Striped newts are only found in the lower southeastern coastal plain of Florida and Georgia.
Striped newts are less than five inches long. They are found in what were historically longleaf pine-dominated savanna, scrub, or sandhill habitats, and they breed in shallow, isolated, temporary ponds. The primary threats to the species survival are habitat loss, disease, and drought.
Current Federal Actions
12-Month Finding on Petition to List the Striped Newt as Endangered
Previous Federal Actions
90-day Finding on Petition to List the Striped Newt as Endangered