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Danube Crested Newt

The Danube crested newt is named after the river the species is found at. It has a slim and slender body but during the breeding season, the male newts grow a crest on their tails and backs.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Salamandridae
    Subfamily Pleurodelinae
    Genus Triturus
    Scientific Name Triturus dobrogicus


    Other Names Danube newt
    Size 5.1-5.9 in (13-15 cm)
    Color Side and back are black spotted dark brown with white stippled patterns. The belly is reddish orange with black blotches
    Distribution Australia, Czech Republic, Slovekia, Bosnia, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and Serbia
    Habitat Rivers, flooded marshland, ditches, meadows, bushlands, deciduous forests, and groves
    Diet Smaller newts and tadpoles
    Predators Herons, grass snakes, and other mammals
    Breeding Season During the spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size Around 200 eggs
    Average Lifespan Around 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on September 14th 2019 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 14th September 2019.

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