Marbled Newt

Marbled Newt

Scientific Name – Triturus marmoratus

Classification – Salamandridae

Baby Name – Eft

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

Average Length – 5 – 6.5 in (13 – 17 cm)

Life Expectancy – 25 years in captivity

Breeding Season – Early to late spring

Incubation Period – Around16 days

Metamorphosis Period – 2 to 3 months

Special Features – Large in size with a warty skin; the male develops a large dorsal and caudal crest during the aquatic phase

Family Unit – Solitary creature barring the mating season

Geographical Distribution – Europe

World Population – Decreasing

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Bushy cover, hedgerows and woodlands; aquatic habitats include well-vegetated ponds, pools, ditches, lakes, canals

Diet – Insects, small slugs, caterpillars

Predators – Birds, snakes