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Lissotriton helveticus (Palmate Newt)

Synonyms: Triturus helveticus

Wikipedia Abstract

The palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus) is a species of newt found in most of Western Europe, including Great Britain. It is protected by law in all countries where it occurs, and is thought to be extremely rare to endangered in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and vulnerable in Spain and Poland, but common elsewhere.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
29
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.67
EDGE Score: 2.62

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alps conifer and mixed forests Italy, France, Switzerland, Slovenia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Atlantic mixed forests France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Caledon conifer forests United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Cantabrian mixed forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Celtic broadleaf forests Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests  
English Lowlands beech forests United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Iberian conifer forests Spain Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests Spain, Portugal Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
North Atlantic moist mixed forests Ireland, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
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
Pyrenees conifer and mixed forests Spain, France, Andorra Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southwest Iberian Mediterranean sclerophyllous and mixed forests Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
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
Affluents de l'Our entre Setz et Schoenberg (Amel; Sankt Vith) 583 Belgium  
Ashdown Forest 6744 England, United Kingdom
Ballochbuie 4650 Scotland, United Kingdom
Basse Meuse et Meuse mitoyenne (Blégny; Oupeye; Visé) 556 Belgium  
Basse vallée de l'Aisne (Durbuy; Erezée; Ferrières; Manhay) 4725 Belgium  
Bassin de la Houille en amont de Gedinne (Gedinne) 3423 Belgium  
Bassin du Samson (Andenne; Assesse; Gesves; Namur; Ohey) 3069 Belgium  
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Bois d'Anthisnes et d'Esneux (Anthisnes; Comblain-au-Pont; Esneux; Nandrin; Neupré; Ouffet) 2239 Belgium  
Bois d'Enghien et de Silly (Enghien; Silly) 1339 Belgium  
Bois de la Neuville et de la Vecquée (Flémalle; Neupré; Seraing) 960 Belgium  
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Breney Common and Goss and Tregoss Moors 2016 England, United Kingdom
Buchenwälder um Klingenthal 603 Germany  
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Silver Flowe, and Merrick Kells Biosphere Reserve 8794 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Chilterns Beechwoods 3154 England, United Kingdom  
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths 2767 England, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fagnes de la Roer (Bütgenbach; Waimes) 3202 Belgium  
GALACHOS DE LA ALFRANCA DE PASTRIZ, LA CARTUJA Y EL BURGO DE EBRO 5402 Spain  
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast 1147 Wales, United Kingdom  
HAUTES-VOSGES, HAUT-RHIN 58515 France  
Halkyn Mountain/ Mynydd Helygain 1508 Wales, United Kingdom
Haut-Pays des Honnelles (Honnelles; Quiévrain) 1435 Belgium  
Haute-Lesse (Bertrix; Daverdisse; Libin; Paliseul) 945 Belgium  
Haute-Wamme et Masblette (Nassogne; Saint-Hubert; Tellin; Tenneville) 18133 Belgium  
Hill of Towanreef 4660 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Lüneburger Heide 57541 Germany  
Monadh Mor 622 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moor House-Upper Teesdale Biosphere Reserve 18254 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Naddle Forest 892 England, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
ORDESA Y MONTE PERDIDO 38568 Spain  
Ostertal 1127 Germany  
POSETS - MALADETA 82205 Spain  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Pflaelzerwald Nature Park V 438818 Germany
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Reserve Nationale de Camargue Biosphere Reserve 32232 France  
Reserve de la Biosphere des Vosges du Nord Biosphere Reserve 301469 France  
River Dee 6046 Scotland, United Kingdom
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Sligachan Peatlands 3561 Scotland, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons 4609 England, United Kingdom
Tayvallich Juniper and Coast 2999 Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
VALLEE DU RHIN DE LAUTERBOURG A STRASBOURG 21785 France  
VIÑAMALA 62053 Spain  
Vallée de l'Amblève entre Montenau et Baugné (Amel; Malmedy; Waimes) 567 Belgium  
Vallée de l'Eau Blanche entre Aublain et Mariembourg (Chimay; Couvin) 3119 Belgium  
Vallée de l'Emmels (Amel) 765 Belgium  
Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Comblain-au-Pont et Angleur (Chaudfontaine; Comblain-au-Pont; Esneux; Liè 1718 Belgium  
Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Nisramont et La Roche (Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Rendeux) 4779 Belgium  
Vallée de la Burdinale (Burdinne; Héron; Wanze) 716 Belgium  
Vallée de la Chinelle (Florennes; Philippeville) 2267 Belgium  
Vallée de la Holzwarche (Büllingen) 829 Belgium  
Vallée de la Houille en aval de Gedinne (Beauraing; Gedinne) 8455 Belgium  
Vallée de la Hulle (Gedinne) 3738 Belgium  
Vallée de la Lembrée et affluents (Aywaille; Durbuy; Ferrières; Stoumont) 1852 Belgium  
Vallée de la Mehaigne (Braives; Burdinne; Villers-le-Bouillet; Wanze) 556 Belgium  
Vallée de la Meuse de Dave à Marche-les-Dames (Namur) 1233 Belgium  
Vallée de la Molignée (Anhée; Florennes; Mettet; Onhaye) 2184 Belgium  
Vallée de la Trouille (Estinnes; Frameries; Mons; Quévy) 3273 Belgium  
Vallées de la Dendre et de la Marcq (Ath; Ellezelles; Flobecq; Frasnes-lez-Anvaing; Lessines) 1308 Belgium  
Vallées de la Vire et du Ton (Rouvroy; Virton) 713 Belgium  
Vallées des Ruisseaux de Rempeine et de la Scheloupe (Beauraing) 1369 Belgium  
Vallées du Hoyoux et du Triffoy (Clavier; Huy; Marchin; Modave; Ohey) 3234 Belgium  
Vessertal-Thuringian Forest Biosphere Reserve 42250 Germany  
West Dorset Alder Woods 814 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Woolmer Forest 1647 England, United Kingdom
Wormley Hoddesdonpark Woods 829 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

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[1]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[1]
Rana temporaria (European frog)[1]

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
Ichthyosaura alpestris (Alpine 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 )[1]
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)[1]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[1]
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)[1]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amphibiocapillaria tritioniscristati <Unverified Name>[2]
Diplodiscus subclavatus <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Highland Wildlife Park
Opel-Zoo von Opel HessischeZoostiftung

Range Map

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

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster 2Gibson, 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 GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility 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
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access