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


Adult Length [1]  3.74 inches (9.5 cm)
Litter Size [1]  460
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  11 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Adult Weight [1]  1.8 grams
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 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[2]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[2]
Rana temporaria (European frog)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap


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]


Parasitized by 
Amphibiocapillaria tritioniscristati <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplodiscus subclavatus <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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

Range Map


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.
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
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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License