In detail

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Surname: Newt
Latin name: Caudata (caudal)
class: Amphibians
size: 7 - 11cm
mass: 10 - 100g
Older: up to 20 years
Appearance: different color variations possible: green, gray, orange, brown or black
Sexual dimorphism: Yes
Nutrition type: Insectivore (insectivore)
food: Insects, worms
distribution: Europe, North America
original origin: unknown
Sleep-wake rhythm: nocturnal
habitat: Pond, pools, creeks, floodplains
natural enemies: Fish, snakes, birds
sexual maturity: ?
mating season: March May
Threatened with extinction: No
Further profiles of animals can be found in the Encyclopaedia.

Interesting facts about the newt

  • The newts are assigned to the caudal troughs and describe various species of amphibians that can live on land as well as in the water and, if necessary, develop fin seams on the tail.
  • Most of the seven species are native to much of Europe, the green water monkey lives in the United States.
  • Among the most common in German-speaking Central Europe species include the pond newt or Lissotriton vulgaris, the mountain newt or Ichthyosuara alpestris and the crested newt or Triturus cristatus.
  • Depending on the species, newts in Central Europe colonize wooded and water-rich areas at different altitudes.
  • In addition to their ability to develop fins, all pigs also have limbs and organs in common, whose tissues can be replicated after injury.
  • Muscles, skin, bones and joints can also be regenerated if necessary.
  • Newts are slender, seven to eleven inches long and have a long tail with a slightly flattened tail.
  • Depending on where there are newts, they have alternately a water and land habit, which differ greatly in color and pattern.
  • Newts can appear greenish, gray, brown, almost black and bright colors like orange and are often dotted or spotted on the back or sides.
  • As newts move into the water for reproduction, their water features are much more conspicuous and show gender differences.
  • In the spring, newts migrate to ponds and ponds, which lie in the sun and have a high plant growth.
  • The eggs are carefully packed by the females in aquatic plants.
  • After reproduction, newts seek out damp places under stones, roots or in the earth, where they spend the winter.
  • The development of the kittens takes between two and four weeks depending on the water temperature.
  • Newts are warm to the touch and fall into winter stare at low temperatures. As soon as the temperatures rise again in the spring, they become active again.
  • Newts are mostly nocturnal and go hunting at night for worms and insects.
  • Many newts are themselves victims of snakes, birds and big fish.
  • In human care, newts can reach the age of twenty years.