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Ichthyosaura alpestris (Alpine Newt)

Synonyms: Triton alpestris; Triturus alpestris

Wikipedia Abstract

The alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris, formerly Triturus alpestris and Mesotriton alpestris) is a newt of the salamander order Caudata (or Urodela) in the class of amphibians.
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Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  4 years
Male Maturity [1]  3 years
Maximum Longevity [1]  15 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests Greece, Turkey, Macedonia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Alps conifer and mixed forests Italy, France, Switzerland, Slovenia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Appenine deciduous montane forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Atlantic mixed forests France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Balkan mixed forests Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Baltic mixed forests Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Cantabrian mixed forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Carpathian montane forests Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Central European mixed forests Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Moldovia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Dinaric Mountains mixed forests Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Yugoslavia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Illyrian deciduous forests Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Italy, France Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Northeastern Spain and Southern France Mediterranean forests France, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Northwest Iberian montane forests Portugal, Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Pannonian mixed forests Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Pindus Mountains mixed forests Albania, Greece Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Po Basin mixed forests Italy Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Rodope montane mixed forests Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests France, Italy Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub    
Upper Danube Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Western European broadleaf forests Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
ANTICHASIA ORI KAI METEORA 178032 Greece  
Alpesigola, Sasso Tignoso e Monte Cantiere 9294 Italy  
Alpi Carniche 48186 Italy  
Alpi Giulie 44561 Italy  
Alpi Veglia e Devero - Monte Giove 37357 Italy  
Babia Góra National Park II 4492 Poland
Basse vallée de l'Aisne (Durbuy; Erezée; Ferrières; Manhay) 4725 Belgium  
Bassin de la Semois de Florenville à Auby (Bertrix; Bouillon; Florenville; Herbeumont) 12896 Belgium  
Bayerischer Wald National Park II 59790 Germany
Berchtesgaden Alps National Park II 51433 Germany
Beskid Niski 375518 Poland  
Beskid Slaski 65261 Poland  
Beskid Zywiecki 87169 Poland  
Bord nord du bassin de la Haine (Beloeil; Bernissart; Saint-Ghislain) 5468 Belgium  
Bukovské vrchy 106836 Slovakia  
CHERSONISOS ATHOS 82948 Greece  
Calauer Schweiz 3476 Germany  
Capanne di Marcarolo 23604 Italy  
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve 144772 Ukraine  
Colli Euganei - Monte Lozzo - Monte Ricco 37303 Italy  
Corno alle Scale 11322 Italy  
Crinale dell’Appennino parmense 13047 Italy  
Dolina Ploni i Jezioro Miedwie 51289 Poland  
Dolomiti Friulane 90787 Italy  
Dolomiti del Cadore e del Comelico 173952 Italy  
Dorsale prealpina tra Valdobbiadene e Serravalle 28719 Italy  
Eastern Beskid National Park II 68484 Poland  
FORET DE HAGUENAU 47494 France  
Forêt de Freyr (Libramont-Chevigny; Sainte-Ode; Saint-Hubert; Tenneville) 7711 Belgium  
Góry Kamienne 59550 Poland  
Góry Stolowe 48968 Poland  
HAUTES-VOSGES, HAUT-RHIN 58515 France  
Haute-Sûre (Fauvillers; Léglise; Libramont-Chevigny; Neufchâteau; Vaux-sur-Sûre) 6919 Belgium  
Haute-Wamme et Masblette (Nassogne; Saint-Hubert; Tellin; Tenneville) 18133 Belgium  
Horná Orava 145144 Slovakia  
Izki 22252 Spain  
KERKETIO OROS (KOZIAKAS) 124618 Greece  
KORYFES OROUS GRAMMOS 84898 Greece  
KORYFES OROUS SMOLIKAS 49361 Greece  
Karkonosze National Park II 45907 Poland
Krivoklatsko Protected Landscape Area V 155267 Czech Republic  
Krkonose National Park V 95995 Czech Republic  
Lacines - Catena del Monteneve nel Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa 20003 Italy  
Lagorai 114140 Italy  
Lasy Suchedniowskie 47249 Poland  
Magredi di Pordenone 24950 Italy  
Male Pieniny 4635 Poland  
Masyw Slezy 12502 Poland  
Monte Acuto, Alpe di Succiso 8041 Italy  
Monte Cimone, Libro Aperto, Lago di Pratignano 12785 Italy  
Monte Rondinaio, Monte Giovo 11982 Italy  
Monte Ventasso 7188 Italy  
Monte di Scerscen - Ghiacciai di Scerscen - Monte Motta 23885 Italy  
Monte la Nuda, Cima Belfiore, Passo del Cerreto 8555 Italy  
Muniellos 13756 Spain  
Mátra 92599 Hungary  
ORI BARMPAS, KLOKOS, FARANGI SELINOUNTA 38809 Greece  
ORI VRONTOUS - LAILIAS - EPIMIKES 16802 Greece  
OROS ERYMANTHOS 96330 Greece  
OROS KALLIDROMO 16519 Greece  
OROS PANACHAIKO 30195 Greece  
Ostoja Gorczanska 44474 Poland  
Ostoja Jasliska 72369 Poland  
Ostoja Popradzka 143151 Poland  
PERIOCHI LIMNIS TAVROPOU 7369 Greece  
Parco Naturale Adamello 53676 Italy  
Parco Naturale Dolomiti di Sesto 29386 Italy  
Parco Naturale Fanes - Senes - Braies 62896 Italy  
Parco Naturale Vedrette di Ries - Aurina 77376 Italy  
Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio National Park V 333737 Italy
Pflaelzerwald Nature Park V 438818 Germany
Picos de Europa (Asturias) 61989 Spain    
Pieniny 5773 Poland  
Polana Biosphere Reserve 50311 Slovakia  
Po¾ana 93067 Slovakia  
Redes 93413 Spain  
Reserve de la Biosphere des Vosges du Nord Biosphere Reserve 301469 France  
Retezat National Park II 94183 Romania
Rila 200269 Bulgaria  
Sassoguidano, Gaiato 5963 Italy  
Somiedo Nature Park 71999 Spain  
Strážovské vrchy 147080 Slovakia  
Sumava Biosphere Reserve 412955 Czech Republic  
Tatra Mountains Biosphere Reserve 44247 Poland  
Tatry 51937 Poland  
Torfowiska Gór Izerskich 12318 Poland  
Torfowiska Orawsko-Nowotarskie 20400 Poland  
Trebon Basin Protected Landscape Area V 173393 Czech Republic  
VALIA KALNTA KAI TECHNITI LIMNI AOOU 36227 Greece  
VALLEE DU RHIN DE LAUTERBOURG A STRASBOURG 21785 France  
VASILITSA 19800 Greece  
Val Formazza 54914 Italy  
Val d'Ozola, Monte Cusna 12041 Italy  
Val di Togno - Pizzo Scalino 7784 Italy  
Valle di Funes - Sas De Putia - Rasciesa nel Parco Naturale Puez-Odle 12993 Italy  
Vallée de la Houille en aval de Gedinne (Beauraing; Gedinne) 8455 Belgium  
Vallée de la Hulle (Gedinne) 3738 Belgium  
Vessertal-Thuringian Forest Biosphere Reserve 42250 Germany  
Waddensea of Lower Saxony Biosphere Reserve 539522 Germany  
Zempléni-hegység a Szerencsi-dombsággal és a Hernád-völggyel 284651 Hungary  

Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Prey / Diet

Acilius sulcatus[2]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[2]
Rana temporaria (European frog)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aeshna cyanea (Southern Hawker Dragonfly)1
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)2
Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly )1
Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron)2
Ciconia ciconia (White Stork)1
Ciconia nigra (Black Stork)1
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)1
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)1
Lissotriton helveticus (Palmate Newt)3
Meles meles (European Badger)1
Milvus migrans (Black Kite)1
Milvus milvus (Red Kite)1
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)1
Natrix natrix (European Grass Snake)1
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)1
Strix aluco (Tawny Owl)1
Zamenis longissimus (Aesculapean Snake)1

Predators

Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly )[2]
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)[2]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[2]
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)[2]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus falcatus[3]
Acanthocephalus ranae[3]
Amphibiocapillaria tritonispunctati <Unverified Name>[3]
Cosmocerca longicauda <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplodiscus subclavatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Dolichosaccus rastellus <Unverified Name>[3]
Leptophallus nigrovenosus <Unverified Name>[3]
Megalobatrachonema terdentatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Pleurogenoides medians <Unverified Name>[3]

Distribution

Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Comblain-au-Pont et Angleur (Chaudfontaine; Comblain-au-Pont; Esneux; Liège;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Ecology of Commanster 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955 Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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