North Florida Ecological Services Office
Southeast Region

Striped Newt

U.S. Fish and Willdife Service Photo of striped newt in palm of hand.

Photo credit USFWS

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.

  • Species Information

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

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Last updated: May 1, 2013