Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: April 16, 2010
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Trit?n pigmeo sobre roca en noche lluviosa de oto?o.
The southern marbled newt or pygmy marbled newt (Triturus pygmaeus) is a species of salamander in the Salamandridae family. It is found in Portugal and Spain. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, water storage areas, ponds, open excavations, irrigated land, canals and ditches. It is threatened by habitat loss.