Great Crested Newt

Great Crested Newt

Scientific Name – Triturus cristatus

Classification – Salamandridae

Baby Name – Eft

Collective Noun – There is no collective noun for newts, but it can be called a band

Average Length – 14 to 16 cm

Average Weight – Male: 7.6-10.6 g; Female: 6.3-9.4 g

 Life Expectancy – Up to 15 years

Breeding Season – Spring

Incubation Period – Around 3 weeks

Special Features –Have warty skin; males possess jagged crest during the breeding season

Family Unit – Solitary creature except during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – Europe, parts of Asia

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Scrub, long grassland or woodland near to still or slow-moving water bodies

Diet – Insects, worms, water snails, larvae, sometimes tadpoles

Predators – Fish, birds, snakes