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Marbled Newt

Marbled newt is a large, robust newt found in France, Spain and Portugal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Salamandridae
    Genus Triturus
    Scientific Name Triturus marmoratus

    Size 5 to 6.5 in (13 to 17 cm)
    Color Dark brown or black background color with non-uniform patterns of green; black bellies with  off-white small spots; adult females possess an orange stripe extending from the head to the tip of the tail
    Distribution France, Spain, Portugal
    Habitat Bushy cover, hedgerows, woodlands; aquatic habitats include well-vegetated ponds, pools, canals, ditches, lakes
    Diet Insects, small slugs, caterpillars
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in various cavities, tree roots and sometimes in the mud at the bottom of ponds
    Predators Birds, snakes
    Breeding Season Early to late spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 400 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 16 days
    Metamorphosis Period 2 to 3 months
    Reproductive Age Around 5 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 25 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on March 24th 2017 by under Newts. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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