Great Crested Newt

Triturus cristatus

Identification 3

Males have jagged dorsal fin interupted near pelvis. Females can have bright dorsal line. Large newts (Triturus sp.) are indistinguishable in our environment based on morphology. Geneticaly speaking carnifex lives in NP Podyjí only. Surrounded by a hybrid zone with other Triturus species.

Ecology & Behaviour 3

Lowlands preferably exposed water bodies, typically in old abandoned quarries, ponds. Typically they are siting on bottom of the pond basking throughout the spring and summer months.

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