Female Smooth Newt "Lissotriton vulgaris"

Our most widespread newt, the Smooth Newt, is found throughout Britain and is the only newt species to be found in Ireland. It can grow to 10cm and is most often found in ponds during the breeding season between February and June. The Smooth Newt is brown, the female being relatively plain whilst the male is spotty and develops a continuous wavy crest along its back in the breeding season.

Note
The Blueberry bush in the photo is not the usual habitat for a newt.
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22/09/08
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Female Smooth Newt "Lissotriton vulgaris"

Female Smooth Newt
Our most widespread newt, the Smooth Newt, is found throughout Britain and is the only newt species to be found in Ireland. It can grow to 10cm and is most often found in ponds during the breeding season between February and June. The Smooth Newt is brown, the female being relatively plain whilst the male is spotty and develops a continuous wavy crest along its back in the breeding season.

Note
The Blueberry bush in the photo is not the usual habitat for a newt.
Ref:
Date:
22/09/08
Location:
Photographer: