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Ichthyosaura alpestris (Alpine Newt)

Synonyms: Triton alpestris; Triturus alpestris

Wikipedia Abstract

The alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) is a newt of the salamander order Caudata (or Urodela) in the class of amphibians.It was formerly known as Triturus alpestris and Mesotriton alpestris.
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Adult Length [1]  3.445 inches (8.75 cm)
Litter Size [1]  132
Maximum Longevity [2]  15 years
Adult Weight [1]  3.9 grams
Female Maturity [2]  4 years
Male Maturity [2]  3 years


Protected Areas

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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[3]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[3]
Rana temporaria (European frog)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly )[3]
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)[3]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[3]
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)[3]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[3]



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

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2de 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
3Ecology of Commanster
4Gibson, 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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License